By Cady Lang
May 9, 2016

Bad Gal Ri Ri is doing some serious good with her latest project — a scholarship program that will award international and U.S. students attending college in the U.S. The eight-time Grammy winner announced on Monday that she would be starting a global scholarship program through her organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation.

The singer told USA Today College why supporting education is important to her, noting, “To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” Rihanna said. “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.”

The scholarship is need-based, with scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 and may be renewed for up to three more years or until they earn their bachelor’s degree, depending on what happens first.

The only requirements for eligibility are that applicants have been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the 2016-17 year and that they are residents of either Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the U.S.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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