Nicki Minaj Chooses 37 Student of the Game College Fund Winners
Nicki Minaj gives back in a major way. On Friday (June 29), the rap superstar officially revealed the 37 winners of her Student of the Game college fund program.
According to the rules of the program, the selected students who applied for the fund by tweeting a request for a specific amount of money along with the #StudentOfTheGame hashtag, will have their college expenses paid for by Minaj. This means Nicki will be responsible for paying the tuition, books and living expenses for said students. Nicki will either pay the schools themselves or give the money to a designated lender—provided they're able to be verified.
Nicki let the alerted winners of the fund by hitting them up through their direct messages on Twitter. There were thousands of entries, but as you can see, only 37 were selected. For obvious reasons, the big winners of Nicki's new initiative were more than a little happy.
"I’m beyond grateful to be amongst these other recipients," one winner wrote on Twitter. "You could’ve chosen ANYONE out of the millions of people but I was one of them. I’m so thankful @NICKIMINAJ #StudentOfTheGame."
While Nicki's Student of the Game initiative only technically kicked off earlier this year, she showed her first serious signs of getting into mass donations like this one last May. It was during this period Nicki promised to make payments on the college tuition and loans of students on Twitter. She ended up choosing 12 before closing down her brief, but very substantial giving spree. It's good to see she's keeping it up—salute!
Continuing the deliver the blessings, Nicki also announced a contest that will provide her fans a chance to win an in-studio listening session for her Queen album, which is due out on August 10. Dope.
Check out reactions of Nicki's Student of the Game college fund winners in the gallery below.
See Tweets from Winners of Nicki Minaj's Student of the Game College Fund Program