Had a strangely intense argument about this today. Cliffs: People are mad that Justin Combs, son of entertainment mogul Puff Daddy / P Diddy / Diddy is gettign a $50K ride to UCLA. "But he's rich!"
Justin Combs hasn't donned a Bruin jersey yet but he's already making headlines.
The 18-year-old son of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has been awarded a full athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA beginning this fall, university spokesman Ricardo Vazquez confirmed. As news of the scholarship spread, some questioned if the cash-strapped school's money should be used to fund the education of the son of a man worth $475 million.
"Should P. Diddy's son return $54,000 college scholarship?" a CNN segment asked.
Vazquez said UCLA has a "robust financial aid program," and said the money used for merit-based athletic scholarships was "entirely funded by Athletic Department ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations" and "do not rely on state funds."
The money used for Combs' scholarship wouldn't affect need-based scholarships awarded to other students, he said.
Please explain why a kid who has earned athletic scholarship to go to class/study/workout/ watch film 24/7 for four years, has to give what compensation the NCAA gives away.