Rihanna launched the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, a non-profit that sets out to improve the quality of life for global communities in the area of health, education, arts and culture. Today, the CLF launched a global scholarship program to provide full college scholarships (up to $50,000) to students in Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, and the United States.

"To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor," Rihanna said in a statement. "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." Applications for this year's scholarships will be accepted through June 10.