Rihanna's Getting into the College Scholarship Business

Work, work, work, work, work.

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She got the chance, and she will never (no never) neglect you. That's right—RiRi just announced that she's the provider of higher education thanks to a new scholarship fund. Her foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation (named after her grandparents), has been supporting health, arts, and education initiatives since 2012—but now, scholarships are available for students who qualify.

So who exactly qualifies? As a Barbados native, Rihanna is giving scholarships to citizens or natives of Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica who have been accepted to a university in the United States for the 2016 to 2017 school year. The scholarship is based on merit (AKA GPA, work experience, and community/volunteering experience), a personal essay, and "unusual personal or family circumstances." Awards range from $5,000 to $50,000 and are renewable for three years (pending GPA).

Applications are due by June 10. So if you're a student who meets the criteria above—it's time to go to work, work, work...sorry had to.

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Samantha Leal
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