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Does Diddy's Son deserve University Scholarship he got?

Discussion in 'Celebrities Forum' started by wehoodie, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. wehoodie

    wehoodie JF-Expert Member

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    Justin Combs graduated from high school this month from Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., located in the suburbs of New York City. His talent and hard work earned him a football scholarship to UCLA starting in the fall. Yet, Justin is different than most football recruits. His father is rap mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who happens to be one of the wealthiest and most famous people in the U.S. Critics are now attacking Justin for accepting the scholarship offer when his father could easily afford the $54,000 annual tuition.

    A Division I football scholarship is a significant achievement. There are roughly 250,000 high school seniors playing football each year and only 1,500 or so will receive a scholarship to a BCS school. Telling Justin that he shouldn’t accept the scholarship diminishes the time and energy he spent to make himself a better football player. Justin is no dumb jock either judging by his 3.75 GPA. He took to Twitter this week to defend his scholarship. “Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! PERIOD,” he wrote.
    The hoopla over Justin’s scholarship revolves around Diddy’s vast wealth, which was estimated at $550 million in the latest Forbes Five list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists. Diddy built his fortune over a nearly two decade career that started when he founded Bad Boy Records in 1993. One of his latest ventures is the Diageo-backed Ciroc vodka brand that saw sales jump 122% last year. He gave Justin a $360,000 silver Maybach when Justin turned 16.
    The scholarship situation is receiving even more attention because of the budget crisis that California currently finds itself in. The Golden State faces a $16 billion shortfall and education, including public universities like UCLA, are expected to see $6 billion in funding cuts.
    “Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability — not their financial need,” according to a statement released by UCLA on Wednesday. “Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds. Instead, these scholarships are entirely funded through UCLA Athletics ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters.”
    Diddy could afford his son’s education 1,000 times over, but what is the cut-off then where wealthy parents should turn down scholarships? Should it be assets of $100 million? $10 million? $1 million? Diddy has made a fortune in business, but the UCLA scholarship is an accomplishment by his son. Justin should be lauded for putting in the work to get a scholarship and not lambasted for accepting it. Don’t wealthy parents want their children to work hard and not just assume they can fall back on their parents’ money?
    Universities want kids from wealthy families at their school because they potentially will donate handsomely over many years. If Justin has a solid college experience, UCLA should get a decent return on its scholarship to Justin Combs from more than just what he does on the football field.

    courtesy: Forbes
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    kisukari JF-Expert Member

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    huyu jamaa ninachompendea,anawajali sana watoto wake

    MKATA KIU JF-Expert Member

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    Athletic scholarship za marekani siku hizi zinalalamikiwa sana, mwaka juzi lil romeo mtoto wa master p alipewa basketball scholarship university of southern california kwa zengwe sababu hata kiwango cha kukaa bench kwenye div 1 school alikuwa hana na season nzima aka spend on the bench,

    Scholarship za on merit zomekuwa chache as universities needs to get advantage on wealth kids, derick rose alifanyiwa SAT university of memphis na akapewa scholarship as kigezo cha akili alikuwa hana but talent anayo na memphis wakafika final four and rose got number 1 pick in NBA draft but baadae ndo bomu likalipuka waka cancel final four yake, but kuna watoto wengine wastaarabu as like michael Kid grich as alipata basketball scholarship but as anatoka rich family akaomba kulipa school fees...

    Yaani dunia imeharibika upendeleo sio africa tu hata first world countries umejaa nowdays, wenye vigezo vya kweli hawapat nafasi but watoto wa kishua wametawala,
    Mi ni mpenzi mkubwa wa basketball na kila mwaka nachek NCCA tournament wich is the biggest college basketball tournament in the world, watoto wengi waliojaa na wa kishua tu mfani mzuri ni Kentuky ya this year karibu kila mtu anatoka familia bora na wakalamba scholarship and then almost all student wamedrop college first year tu as hawapendi masomo na wengi wanapenda university of kentuky as hawabanwi kwenda darasani na calipari anawetetea kwenye assigment za chuoni so wanasubiri NBA draft ya this june wasepe zao NBA,

    Scholarship ya did's son ni for business purpose and UCLA advantage in future
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    TUMY JF-Expert Member

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    Wenzetu huwa hawana mizengwe kama kigezo ni performance no what what kind of family ur coming from u get it.Binafsi naunga mkono kwani kilichoamua sio kura ila ni uwezo binafsi.