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Diddy's son causes uproar-he gets full scholarship to UCLA

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Hip-hop mogul Diddy is worth $500 million, and his son just landed a full-ride, merit-basedscholarship to UCLA. Where's the justice?

Among the graduating high school class of 2012 is one Justin Combs, who finished his senior year with an impressive 3.75 GPA and an equally impressive record on the football field. UCLA rewarded Justin's accomplishments with a full, $54,000 merit-based scholarship and a spot in the school's storied football program. The twist: Justin is the son of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, recently named the wealthiest man in hip-hop by Forbes. With California's state schools facing deep cuts, UCLA's decision to offer Justin a chunk of its scarce resources is being widely criticized. Should the Combs clan give back the money? Or should the size of Justin's dad's bank account even matter?

Justin shouldn't keep this money: Here's the bottom line, says Dennis Romero in LA Weekly: "The son of a guy worth nearly half a billion dollars" doesn't need a free ride to college, especially to "a school where student tuition and fees have nearly tripled in the last 10 years." I mean, this is a kid who poses in front of "a $300,000-plus Maybach," likely the car his dad got him on his 16th birthday. Now that's "a free ride that could pay for half dozen full-ride scholarships to UCLA."
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The kids of millionaires deserve recognition, too: "I'll cop to a little jealousy" about Diddy's fortune,says Jeanne Sager in The Stir. But Justin earned this scholarship through hard work in the classroom and on the field, and if we take it away because of Diddy's cash surplus, we're sending a message to all kids: "There is no reason to have a work ethic." That's a failure of parenting.
"Kids of rich parents des...ships too"

It's Justin's decision: It does seem like, in a world of spoiled Kardashians and "Sweet Sixteen" reality TV brats, we should reward a hardworking scion, says Amber Doty at Babble. But I have to say, "my knee jerk reaction was that the Combs' and families like them should absolutely refuse the scholarship." It's inarguable that some other kid could use the $54,000 scholarship more than Justin Combs. But in the end, it's his scholarship to keep or give up, and I'm "not sure what the right or wrong answer is."

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Reply #1 posted 05/30/12 8:25pm

CynicKill

OMG!

It's official.

It's a dumb DUMB world we live in!

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Reply #2 posted 05/30/12 8:27pm

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Didn't this kid get a Maybach for his bday?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #3 posted 05/30/12 8:52pm

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What about the millions of kids who cant afford a college education that REALLY need money to go to school confused His father is freakin P Diddy... I think their should be some other guildlines in how they determine who gets scholarships. It seems they just gave him money because his the son of P Diddy.

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Reply #4 posted 05/30/12 8:54pm

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They need to rescind the scholarship

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #5 posted 05/30/12 9:14pm

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Did Romeo (Master P's son) get a scholarship to USC? I can't remember.

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Reply #6 posted 05/30/12 9:20pm

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didn't he play bball?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #7 posted 05/30/12 9:23pm

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Part of the formula in determining scholarships should be a consideration of a student's economic background as well as academic accomplishments.

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Reply #8 posted 05/30/12 9:38pm

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A 3.75 GPA is really not that great in high school, even for a student-athlete.

Unless dude is like Michael Vick or something, he does not deserve this scholarship AT ALL.

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Reply #9 posted 05/30/12 10:05pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Did Romeo (Master P's son) get a scholarship to USC? I can't remember.

I dont think he did but I might be wrong...

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Reply #10 posted 05/30/12 11:12pm

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Like always none of you read the complete article. Justin earned and was awarded an athletic scholarship.

UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vazquez adds that "UCLA enrolls more low-income Pell Grant recipients than the entire Ivy League combined" and says: Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability, and not on a student's financial need. Athletic scholarships are entirely funded by Athletic Department ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters. Each year, UCLA awards the equivalent of approximately 285 full athletic scholarships to outstanding student athletes. The scholarships are used by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to pay the students' tuition and fees as well as room and board.
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Reply #11 posted 05/31/12 3:55am

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getxxxx said:

Like always none of you read the complete article. Justin earned and was awarded an athletic scholarship. UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vazquez adds that "UCLA enrolls more low-income Pell Grant recipients than the entire Ivy League combined" and says: Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability, and not on a student's financial need. Athletic scholarships are entirely funded by Athletic Department ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters. Each year, UCLA awards the equivalent of approximately 285 full athletic scholarships to outstanding student athletes. The scholarships are used by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to pay the students' tuition and fees as well as room and board.

Its still the same principle. They give you money to play for the school.... They could have given it to a student that really needs it and they kill me with that bullshit insisting rich students can get scholarships to. The point is his well taken care of and doesnt need any money to go to school. The whole point of a scholarship is to be an aid because college is expensive but if your father makes over 50 million I highly doubt he would need a scholarship

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Reply #12 posted 05/31/12 4:43am

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mjscarousal said:

getxxxx said:

Like always none of you read the complete article. Justin earned and was awarded an athletic scholarship. UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vazquez adds that "UCLA enrolls more low-income Pell Grant recipients than the entire Ivy League combined" and says: Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability, and not on a student's financial need. Athletic scholarships are entirely funded by Athletic Department ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters. Each year, UCLA awards the equivalent of approximately 285 full athletic scholarships to outstanding student athletes. The scholarships are used by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to pay the students' tuition and fees as well as room and board.

Its still the same principle. They give you money to play for the school.... They could have given it to a student that really needs it and they kill me with that bullshit insisting rich students can get scholarships to. The point is his well taken care of and doesnt need any money to go to school. The whole point of a scholarship is to be an aid because college is expensive but if your father makes over 50 million I highly doubt he would need a scholarship

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Agreed, and I think it's totally unethical to accept it considering his father is worth a half billion dollars, point.blank.period. coffee

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Reply #13 posted 05/31/12 4:46am

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Ottensen said:

mjscarousal said:

Its still the same principle. They give you money to play for the school.... They could have given it to a student that really needs it and they kill me with that bullshit insisting rich students can get scholarships to. The point is his well taken care of and doesnt need any money to go to school. The whole point of a scholarship is to be an aid because college is expensive but if your father makes over 50 million I highly doubt he would need a scholarship

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Agreed, and I think it's totally unethical to accept it considering his father is worth a half billion dollars, point.blank.period. coffee

EXACTLY!!!

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Reply #14 posted 05/31/12 4:52am

Stymie

Gross. Not surpising since I've considered P Diddy a punk bitch for a long time now.

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Reply #15 posted 05/31/12 5:12am

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purplethunder3121 said:

Part of the formula in determining scholarships should be a consideration of a student's economic background as well as academic accomplishments.

It usually is! eek

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Reply #16 posted 05/31/12 6:21am

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If he earned it, he has a right to keep it, but if he decided to give it back, then that would be very big of him, and I would even consider him to be more of a man than his bitch-ass daddy.

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Reply #17 posted 05/31/12 6:49am

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Not sure if folks here are aware how athletic scholarships work, but it has ZERO to do with financial need. They will not take the scholarship from a rich football player and give it to a poor kid that can't play ball. The same goes for a musical scholarship, dance scholarship etc. There are other programs for students with financial need. College admissions do not work from a zero sum gain fund. Division I athletics almost require their top players to be on scholarship in order to have some degree of control and influence. Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Michael Jordan's kids and countless other multi-millionair's offrspring have accepted college scholarships. This is nothing new. They are not taking money from anyone else.

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Reply #18 posted 05/31/12 8:04am

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Interesting. I never see these comments when Senators, Congressman....and other non Black folks get the same treatment.

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Graycap23 said:

Interesting. I never see these comments when Senators, Congressman....and other non Black folks get the same treatment.

If he earned the scholarship then he is entitled to it.

Maybe he wanted to accomplish something on his own, which I would see as a good thing.

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Reply #21 posted 05/31/12 11:02am

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leonche64 said:

Not sure if folks here are aware how athletic scholarships work, but it has ZERO to do with financial need. They will not take the scholarship from a rich football player and give it to a poor kid that can't play ball. The same goes for a musical scholarship, dance scholarship etc. There are other programs for students with financial need. College admissions do not work from a zero sum gain fund. Division I athletics almost require their top players to be on scholarship in order to have some degree of control and influence. Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Michael Jordan's kids and countless other multi-millionair's offrspring have accepted college scholarships. This is nothing new. They are not taking money from anyone else.

Exactly.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #22 posted 05/31/12 11:03am

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leonche64 said:

Not sure if folks here are aware how athletic scholarships work, but it has ZERO to do with financial need. They will not take the scholarship from a rich football player and give it to a poor kid that can't play ball. The same goes for a musical scholarship, dance scholarship etc. There are other programs for students with financial need. College admissions do not work from a zero sum gain fund. Division I athletics almost require their top players to be on scholarship in order to have some degree of control and influence. Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Michael Jordan's kids and countless other multi-millionair's offrspring have accepted college scholarships. This is nothing new. They are not taking money from anyone else.

I'm not sure they care..........seems they only really care a bout a rich Black man's son getting a "free" ride.

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Reply #23 posted 05/31/12 11:22am

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didn't read it BUT the part i did see

said that he got a 3.75 academic

and he play football.

govenor's kids get free rides with a 2.0

and no visible talents AND they don't

go to wars...

so the prollum is whut??? that it's diddy's kid???

NO the prollum is that they let people who can more than afford it

slide for nothin, THAT IS THE ATROCITY...

but bein that money don't matter be glad that education and ability do...

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Reply #24 posted 05/31/12 11:38am

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KingBAD said:

didn't read it BUT the part i did see

said that he got a 3.75 academic

and he play football.

govenor's kids get free rides with a 2.0

and no visible talents AND they don't

go to wars...

so the prollum is whut??? that it's diddy's kid???

NO the prollum is that they let people who can more than afford it

slide for nothin, THAT IS THE ATROCITY...

but bein that money don't matter be glad that education and ability do...

yeahthat

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Reply #25 posted 05/31/12 11:45am

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He earned it, all this bitching is uncalled for.

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Reply #26 posted 05/31/12 11:58am

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AsherFierce said:

He earned it, all this bitching is uncalled for.

No, no, no. We no longer live in a meritocracy. We live in a bitch-ocracy. If someone has disrupted your sense of fairness and the way things should be, they are the ones who are wrong. Don't you know anything? rolleyes

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #27 posted 05/31/12 2:32pm

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leonche64 said:

Not sure if folks here are aware how athletic scholarships work, but it has ZERO to do with financial need. They will not take the scholarship from a rich football player and give it to a poor kid that can't play ball. The same goes for a musical scholarship, dance scholarship etc. There are other programs for students with financial need. College admissions do not work from a zero sum gain fund. Division I athletics almost require their top players to be on scholarship in order to have some degree of control and influence. Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Michael Jordan's kids and countless other multi-millionair's offrspring have accepted college scholarships. This is nothing new. They are not taking money from anyone else.

Thank you. Like Graycap said, why don't folks get upset when non-famous millionaires get the same treatment? The kid earned it - people need to stop acting like superbitches and find a real issue to get upset about.

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Reply #28 posted 05/31/12 2:43pm

Stymie

I think it's gross no matter who does it. Yes, I understand that maybe Puffy was trying to teach his son a lesson and all the other stuff but it pisses me off beyond belief that the poor don't get certain opportunities and the rich who can afford certain opportunities have shit handed to them.

Now, I've seen poor folks called everything but a child of god for getting handouts but it's almost like it's expected for the rich.

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Reply #29 posted 05/31/12 2:56pm

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babynoz said:

Graycap23 said:

Interesting. I never see these comments when Senators, Congressman....and other non Black folks get the same treatment.

If he earned the scholarship then he is entitled to it.

Maybe he wanted to accomplish something on his own, which I would see as a good thing.

Exactly. If it was given to the kid because of his bloodlines then that's

a whole different story.

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