Rihanna Is Heading To Harvard

Rihanna Is Heading To Harvard
She's being recognized for her charitable efforts.

Rihanna certainly brings an unapologetic bad girl vibe to her music. But now, she's being recognized for her charitable contributions outside the recording booth. 

Harvard University named the singer its humanitarian of the year. 

The Harvard Foundation acknowledged Rihanna's work in helping improve cancer treatment in her home country of Barbados. 

The "Diamonds" singer also created a global scholarship program to help students from Caribbean countries attend college in the U.S. 

"I don't think it's fair that children carry the burden of financial limitations at such a young age," Rihanna said in a video promoting the Clara Lionel Foundation, which she named after her grandparents. 

Harvard has previously honored actor James Earl Jones, activist Malala Yousafzai and former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with its award. 

Rihanna will receive the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard at the end of February.