Atlanta rapper Future is stepping up big time to help out students heading to college this fall. Many students’ summer job plans were thrown off by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and it’s put more financial pressure on the students and their families.
Future is hoping to alleviate some of the burden.
On Wednesday (July 8), the High Off Life rapper announced he has launched a “I'm Still a Dreamer” scholarship for incoming college freshmen through his FreeWishes Foundation.
“You don’t have to be in the perfect situation or come from the perfect background to reach for your dreams,” he said in a statement obtained by Billboard. “Despite this COVID-19 pandemic, I encourage all dreamers to continue to dream big.”
High school graduates can apply for the scholarship by submitting a personal video describing how the novel coronavirus pandemic personally affected their lives. In order to be eligible, students must live in the state of Georgia, have a 3.0 GPA, and currently be enrolled in an accredited college for fall 2020.
Students can receive up to $2,500 in financial aid.
“We acknowledge that many families have been financially impacted by COVID-19,” Future’s mother, Stephanie Fester, who co-founded FreeWishes Foundation, stated. As we fast forward into this new climate we would like to continue to make dreams come true and wishes come true.”
The deadline to apply by is July 27, and the winners will be revealed on August 4. Find out more about scholarship here.
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