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By Lina Bhambhani

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) recently launched a scholarship program that will grant $5,000 to $50,000 to college students and may be used up to three years. Students residing in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica and the United States are eligible to apply. CLF’s goal is to create awareness for international students and spread affordable education globally, and the scholarship program is designed to open doors for students who would like to gain an education anywhere in the United States.

“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” said Rihanna. “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.”

Applicants must be first time students that have already been accepted into a bachelor’s program within a four-year college in the United States. Fifty candidates will be selected by a committee from CLF based on academic high school performance, work and leadership experience, and extra circular activities.

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About Clara Lionel Foundation

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2012 by Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Grants funded by CLF are used to promote global programs in the areas that Rihanna is most passionate about including health, education, arts and culture. Current programs include the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program and the Barbados Micro Grants for Schools Program. Having raised tens of millions of dollars for charitable causes over the years, Rihanna’s remarkable and inspiring legacy of service to others continues in CLF’s mission, programs and partnerships.