So a firestorm was started last week when it was revealed that mogul Sean”P. Diddy” Combs’ son Justin received a full scholarship to UCLA to play football. People were upset that Justin, who comes from a rich family, gets to go to school for free and believe that his scholarship money should be distributed to lower income students. Blackmediascoop.com had this to say:
“Justin Combs, a cornerback, has scored a free ride to UCLA on a football scholarship worth tens of thousands of dollars.
“I’m solidly committed to UCLA and excited to play for coach Mora,” Combs said.
But with the cost of tuition tripling at the coveted U.C. school over the past ten years, some students are asking whether the son of someone worth so much, who got a six-figure car for his sixteenth birthday, should get a $54,000 scholarship.
“UCLA’s athletic department needs to consider the fact that perhaps there is another athlete on the football team, who could perhaps really use this scholarship,” said UCLA student Neshemah Keetin.”
I have very strong opinions about this subject (expect a Moments With Mathew Blog soon!) but I want to know what you think!
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