Are you are college-aged kid living in Barbados, Brazil, Haiti, Guyana, Cuba, Jamaica or the US? Well, Rihanna is here to send you on your higher education way. The ANTI singer has announced plans to offer financial aid to up to 50 worthy candidates, through scholarships ranging from US$5,000 to $50,000. The initiative is through her charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents.

 "To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honour," says the singer. "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." Given the prohibitively high cost of tertiary education in the United States (and now Australia - yay!), RiRi's project her way of giving back to her roots. Applications for the Clara Lionel Foundation grants are open now, if you know someone worthy, tell them to apply here. And watch the video below to see an outline of Rihanna's ambitions for her charity work.

Rihanna the saint? How the singer is sending 50 kids to college