The donation establishes the Sean Combs Scholarship Fund, which will help business students in financial need
Puff Daddy has donated $1 million to the Howard University in Washington D.C.
The rapper – real name Sean Combs – was honoured with an honorary doctorate by Howard University in May 2014. He’d previously attended the institution as a business major for two years, before dropping out in 1990.
Combs’ partnership with the University was strengthened today with the founding of the Sean Combs Scholarship Fund, which will benefit business students in need of financial support for their studies. As WUSA9 reports, recipients of the fund will also be mentored by an employee from the rapper’s Combs Enterprises, while they’ll also have the opportunity to intern with either Bad Boy Entertainment or Revolt Media & TV.
Writing on his Instagram, Combs said that he was “blessed” to be educated at Howard, and said that the donation will help students “make sure the whole world knows what they are capable of doing!”.
See the post below.
I was blessed to receive a great education from Howard University! It helped to fuel my success in business and life. This scholarship will make it possible for the next generation of leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness! When I delivered the commencement address at Howard, I asked the students “Do you know how powerful you are?” I know that Howard students are intelligent, talented, passionate, and their hard work will shape the future. This gift will make sure the whole world knows what they are capable of doing!!
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Back in March, Combs announced plans to open a school in Harlem, New York.
“Creating this school is a dream come true for me. I want to impact the lives of young people in my community, and build future leaders. The first step is offering access to a quality education,” the rapper said in a statement. “Every young person should have the tools they need to succeed. All our children should be able to pursue their dreams. That is something I can impact with this school.”