Rihanna might have accomplished more in music than most artists, but her vision for helping improve the world is much greater.
Announced earlier today, the Barbados superstar has launched a global scholarship program in part with her Clara Lionel Foundation. The program will offer college scholarships to both U.S. and International students planning to attend college in the U.S.
Applicants must be in one of the following territories: Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the U.S.. These students must also have already been accepted into a four-year university seeking a bachelor’s degree for the 2016-2017 school year.
“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” says Rihanna. She continues, “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.” says Rihanna.
Read more about the new program here and watch a touching video explaining Ri Ri’s vision for her program.