7 Celebs Who Want To Pay Your College Tuition

Rihanna has joined the ranks of celebrities who want to help people go to college. She announced the launch of her new scholarship program, the Clara Lionel Foundation, which will offer international and U.S. based students the opportunity to receive a higher education.

“To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor,” Rihanna told USA Today. “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.”

Other celebrities agree with Rihanna, because a number of them also have built programs similar to hers. Here’s a list of some other some heavy-hitting pop culture icons you could hit up for your college funds:

Jay Z

Jay Z is evidently behind the Shawn Carter foundation, an organization that offers scholarships for “individuals facing socio-economic hardships,” except for that nowhere on the website does it say “Jay Z” or present any photos of the rapper.

Derek Jeter

The baseball player has a few scholarship programs set up, but one specifically set up for his sister, Sharlee, that offers $30,000 over a four-year period to students attending historically black colleges or universities.

Kevin Spacey

The House of Cards actor has partnerships with two random universities that aid performing arts and film majors. And those two universities are: Regent’s University in London, and Pace University in New York. So if you’re part of that very specific group of people, holler at Kevin.

Alec Baldwin

If you want to go to NYU, sign up for Alec Baldwin’s scholarship program, because then this could be you:


John Lennon

Though the late John Lennon was allegedly a woman-beating meanie, Yoko Ono has honored his legacy by setting up a scholarship program for young musicians. Each year, three scholarships, which amount to something like $20,000, are awarded to winners of a competition. Check out more info on this here.

Lebron James

This basketball player has created a scholarship that will guarantee 4 years of education to students attending Akron University in Ohio as part of his “I Promise” program. This is cool and all, but who would ever want to go to Akron University? #justsaying.

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