August 19, 2017 · 11:21 AM
Nicki Minaj Pledges To Pay College Tuition And Student Loans For Dozens Of Fans
May 08, 2017 · BOTWC Staff
On Saturday night, a fan asked hip-hop star Nicki Minaj to help pay his college tuition on Twitter, and just like that, the Nicki Minaj Scholarship Fund was born.
When Minaj received the request, she was in the middle of promoting a contest for fans to get a chance to attend the Billboard Music Awards with her later this month. She then shifted her attention from the award show contest to a new contest that would provide financial assistance to straight-A college students.
Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!🤷🏽♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
As requested, students started sending Minaj their transcripts and bills for verification. For almost an hour, Minaj accepted financial requests that ranged from tuition for summer college programs.
@Jawad_Minaj That 4 GPA tho! 👏🏽🙌👏🏽🙌— #TeamValMani (@lmj_627_5h3) May 7, 2017
To student loans.
To books and supplies.
$500 for my summer books and supplies @NICKIMINAJ— JacobMinaj🔥🔥 (@jxcobtrujillo) May 7, 2017
To full college tuition for a young lady who was unable to receive any aid for school.
@NICKIMINAJ what about helping a fellow immigrant that wants to go to school 😞😩— Mari (@macsirena) May 7, 2017
U want to go to college but can't? How much do u need to get u in school? Is that the only thing stopping u? https://t.co/A3mYQHgPNX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Nicki responded to more than 30 fans and promised that she would be accepting more requests "in a month or two".
Nicki, thank you for using your platform to pay it forward!