Singer Rihanna Receives Award From Harvard University
Bad girl Riri has one more major award to add to her collection.
This year’s Grammy Awards may not have been a good outing for Rihanna, however, she’s winning with an Ivy League University.
Rihanna has been named as Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year 2017.
On Tuesday, she’ll be heading to Harvard’s Boston campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.
Harvard’s award announcement cited Rihanna’s charitable work including helping to build a breast cancer screening and treatment center in her home nation, Barbados.
Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter in the announcement stated:
“She has also created the Clara Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program (named for her grandmother and grandfather) for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.
Rihanna Receives Award From Prestigious Harvard University
“And supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multi-year campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.”
Lately, Rihanna has been pretty busy celebrating her 29th birthday on Monday.
The singer is also expanding her acting career, appearing on the final season of Bates Motel on A&E.
She will also be featuring in next year’s highly-anticipated Ocean’s 8, alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and more.
Rihanna also took an HIV test alongside Britain’s Prince Harry in Barbados to raise awareness on World AIDS Day as part of her philanthropic work.
Bad girl RiRi is not the first recipient of Harvard’s honours award from the world of entertainment.
Famous Actor James Earl Jones and tennis player Arthur Ashe have both been recipients of the prestigious award.