Connect with us

Education

Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition for 37 Students

The rapper announced the winners of her “Student of the Game” scholarship fund.

Published

on

Last year, Nicki Minaj responded to a fan’s tweet about college tuition, which led to a streak of paying off student loans and tuition for dozens of fans. Minaj is constantly encouraging her fans to stay in school and complete their education, so it was no surprise that she chose to begin an ongoing college tuition fund, “Student of the Game.”

The winners will have their college expenses; including tuition, books, or accommodation costs paid for by the queen of rap herself. According to the contest terms, all money will be paid to the school or lender after verification. The amount requested may be different from the amount given.

In order to enter, college students shared the amount of money needed along with the #StudentOfTheGame hashtag on social media. Minaj’s team filtered through thousands of entries and selected 37 winners who were announced on her website. All 37 fans will have either their student loan debts or college tuition payed by Minaj. As thousands of students applied, the announcement was delayed many times before the winners were finally chosen. In early June, Minaj tweeted, “This shit has been very time consuming but I’m so moved by your desires to stay in college. So proud. You have no idea.”

Here are some heartwarming tweets from a few winners:

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

Ife Abel is a Public Relations student at West Virginia University. She is originally from Nigeria and her dream job would be to travel the world and get paid for it. Ife's hobbies include going to Starbucks, horror films, taking pictures of pretty things and being excited to write for College Media Network!

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Government1 week ago

New Year, New Laws for 2019

New year means new laws.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 weeks ago

Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House

Democrats continued to control the House on Thursday by electing Nancy Pelosi who returned to be the first woman to...

by , Mercy College
Government2 weeks ago

The House to Approve Legislation of Reopening of the Government

Late Thursday night, the new Democratic House passed bills that would reopen the government without paying for Trump’s border wall....

by , Mercy College
Government2 weeks ago

Elizabeth Warren Announces She is Running for President in 2020

On New Years Eve, Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D) Massachusetts, announced that she will become a candidate to enter the 2020...

by , Mercy College
Government3 weeks ago

Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants to Create a Public Option for Generic Drugs

The Massachusetts senator wants to take on big pharma.

by , The Catholic American University
Art1 month ago

Movie Review: Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

The Mexican director's latest reflects the modern state of the human experience.

by , The Catholic American University
Environment1 month ago

California Mandates All New Public Transit Buses Go Electric by 2029

The Golden State wants their buses more greener on the roads.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

New York Governor Cuomo Pushes for Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in 2019

Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will be pushing to legalize recreational marijuana in 2019, according to...

by , Mercy College

Top Reads