The Los Angeles Post
UCLA confirmed this week that Justin Combs, son of Sean Combs and graduate of New York’s New Rochelle Iona Prep would enroll on a full athletic scholarship, some questioned if the cash-strapped school should pay for the education of the son of a man worth an estimated $475 million — and whether the 18-year-old should have accepted the offer.
Justin took to Twitter to defend his scholarship.
“Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!!” he tweeted on Wednesday. “PERIOD.”
“Regardless of what you do in life every1 is gonna have their own opinion,” he tweeted. “Stay focused, keep that tunnel vision & never 4get why u started.”
Former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd acknowledged a few years ago that fame was a factor in his decision to offer rapper Master P‘s son — a rapper and actor perhaps better known as Romeo — one of 13 scholarship spots on the 2008-09 team.
Denzel Washington’s son accepted a football scholarship to Morehouse College, a Division II university in Georgia.
The controversy continues. Should the wealthy individuals take scholarships from universities. Should this money be set aside for college candidates that really need the money to attend a top college or university?