Rihanna Might Actually Pay For Your College

Notorious BadGirlRiRi has been up to some good lately.

Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year the Grammy award winner will offer scholarships of up to $50,000 to college students through the Clara Lionel Foundation, an organization she started in 2012 in honor of her grandparents.

The organization’s goal is to “improve the quality of life for communities globally in areas of health, education, arts, and culture.”

Scholarships will be awarded on a “as-needed basis” to 50 citizens or natives of Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, or Rihanna’s own home of Barbados.

Recipients must be students who wish to further their education and have already been accepted at a four-year school in the United States. They must be considered freshman at these schools and be able to provide a birth certificate from one of the eligible countries.

Recipients of the scholarships can get an award between $5,000 and $50,000.

Rihanna spoke about her excitement for the project after the announcement on her instagram account.

“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.”

So if you’re willing to put in a little work, work, work, work, work, work, than Rihanna just might be willing to foot the bill. Application will be available for submission on June 10th, 2016.

H/T: USA Today College

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