P. Diddy’s son receives a $54,000 scholarship…should he give it back?

P. Diddy’s son has received a football scholarship to UCLA for $54,000. Some are criticizing this in light of the fact that Diddy is worth approx. a half billion dollars, and that there are students struggling to pay their tuition. The son earned the scholarship should he be forced to give it back? Share your thoughts.


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  • everything L&L  On June 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    No. He earned the scholarship and he should be able to enjoy that literally along with all the rules a regulations that com with it. IF they feel a certain way about it, Diddy could donate the cost of his education back to UCLA. But I don’t think it’s fair for his son to be treated as if he has his father’s money. In the words of my father ” I have money… you don’t”.

  • jason  On June 6, 2012 at 2:51 am

    No. When it comes down to it, P. Diddy is worth a half billion dollars, his son is just enjoying the life he has being P. Diddy’s son. But, everyone has to begin to make their own way in order for them to have a good self-identity. And, as he begins on his path of manhood, he’ll stop becoming P. Diddy’s son, and people will begin to refer to him by his own name.

  • swandiver  On June 7, 2012 at 6:03 am

    There are two types of scholarships: need-based and merit-based. The problem is, there has been so much shaming of the working-class and poor that we forget that there are scholarships out there for kids being really good at what they do. Or maybe, in this societal acceptance of mediocrity, we’ve forgotten what something being awarded on merit is all about.

    P. Diddy’s money didn’t work hard to make Justin (that’s his name by the way, not “P. Diddy’s son) a good football player. It didn’t buy him a place on the team. It didn’t make him a faster runner or a better thrower. Justin earned that scholarship and he should keep it.

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