Rihanna Launches Global Scholarship Programme for Caribbean Students
Yesterday, the Clara Lionel Foundation revealed Bajan-born international megastar, Rihanna’s vision for improving arts, culture, and health in her home of Barbados and globally. The CLF Global Scholarship Program, according to the foundation’s website, is open to citizens and natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haita, Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica, whom have been accepted into an accredited four year US college or university for the entire 2016-2017 academic year. Renewal of the award is contingent upon the student’s academic performance – maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The award can be renewed every three years or until a bachelor’s degree is met, depending on which occurs first.
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.
Check out the video below which spotlights the patients served with the CLF health care initiatives, the students supported with the foundation’s micro grants, and the scholar that will go on to achieve great things through the CLF Global Scholarship Program. Rihanna also shares why it is important to her to help children achieve a higher education. The scholarship application for more students to reach their dreams is now open. Applications available here.