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Rihanna is giving back in a BIG way to Caribbean youth.
The pop superstar launched a college scholarship program for students in Barbados, Jamaica, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, and the United States. Those who have been accepted to pursue studies in America will qualify for the scholarships, which will be available through the “Work” singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation.
The foundation is a nonprofit organisation launched in 2012 by Rihanna that “works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.” The students will be judged on “academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and a personal essay”.
The 50 winners will be announced in August, with applications being accepted until June 10, 2016.
“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” Rihanna said in a statement. “Higher education will help provide perspective, opportunities and learning to a group of kids who really deserve it. I am thrilled to be able to do this.”
WATCH the VIDEO below to learn more about the foundation:
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Source: Jamaica-Star.com/Image: static.t13.cl/