Should Rich Kids Be Allowed Full Scholarships...?
full-ride, merit-based scholarship to UCLA. Where's the justice?
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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