From The Jasmine Brand–As some of you know, Diddy’s 18-year-old son, Justin Combs, has been awarded a full athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA this fall. And during a recent CNN segment, the question was asked, “Should P. Diddy’s son return $54,000 college scholarship?”
Although Justin reportedly graduated with a 3.75 G.P.A., some argue that because Diddy is worth and has a sh*t-load of money (reportedly, he made $45 million in 2012, and is worth $500 million) and should pay for his son’s tuition, allowing for another potential student to benefit from the scholarship. The university spokesman, Ricardo Vazquez, totally disagrees. In a recent interview, he defended the university’s reasoning for granting Justin with the scholarship explaining:
“There is a big separation between financial aid based on need and how that’s funded and how athletic scholarships are funded and awarded to students…Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability, and not on a student’s financial need…”
Justin’s mother, Misa Hylton, responded. On Twitter, she respectfully rejected the notion that her son didn’t earn his scholarship. She wrote:
“My Son is his own man. He will earn his own way through life. I’m so proud of my baby ? it starts now! He is exactly the young man I raised him to be ? #independent #hardworking #intelligent”
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