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Diddy, Puff Daddy Combs, Hip Hop Mogul and Marketing extraordinaire, attended Howard University for two years and those two years impacted him so much that he never let Howard go, literally. He always brought the best artists to perform at Howard’s Homecoming and always gave Howard shout outs and love. In 2014 he received an honorary doctorate degree in humanities and recently he was Howard Universities commencement speaker.
All of these events, led up to what he did recently. At Diddy’s sold-out Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour stop last night at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. he presented a check to Howard’s President Dr. Wayne Frederick for $1 million dollars to Howard.
Diddy said, “I was blessed to receive a great education from Howard University – one of the best schools in the world,” he said in a statement. “This scholarship will make it possible for the next generation of leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness.”
He went on to say, “the only reason why I was able to chase my dreams was the empowerment that Howard gave me, the support that they gave me, the first two years.”
So here is what his money is going towards: starting in fall 2017, undergraduate students majoring in business can apply to The Sean Combs Scholarship Fund. Applicants require a 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate financial need.