Justin Combs Defends Football Scholarship From UCLA

Justin Combs has spoken up to the critics who think UCLA should not give him an American Football scholarship. The son of music mogul Sean Combs - who will receive a merit-based full athletic scholarship - took to his Twitter page to express his thoughts. 

He wrote: "Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! PERIOD." He also added, "Regardless of what you do in life every1 is gonna have their own opinion. Stay focused, keep that tunnel vision & never 4get why u started."

Justin Combs has spoken up to the critics who think UCLA should not give him an American Football scholarship. The son of music mogul Sean Combs – who will receive a merit-based full athletic scholarship – took to his Twitter page to express his thoughts.

He wrote: “Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! PERIOD.” He also added, “Regardless of what you do in life every1 is gonna have their own opinion. Stay focused, keep that tunnel vision & never 4get why u started.”

The 18-year-old has maintained a 3.75 GPA while bringing home multiple football awards. The annual $54,000 athletic scholarship he will be getting covers annual tuition and fees, as well as room and board.

His mom Misa Hylton Brim quickly took to Twitter to defend Justin writing: “My Son is his own man. He will earn his own way through life. I’m so proud of my baby ♥ it starts now! He is exactly the young man I raised him to be ☺ #independent #hardworking #intelligent”

The university’s spokesman – Ricardo Vazquez – told the Los Angeles Times that UCLA has a “robust financial aid program.” He said that the money used for merit-based athletic scholarships, like the one awarded to Justin Combs, “do not rely on state funds” and are “entirely funded by Athletic Department ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations.”

There’s a misconception out there that somehow athletic scholarships would take away money from low-income students who need need-based aid. That’s not the case. Athletic scholarships are awarded strictly on the basis of athletic and academic ability.”

Global Grind posted photos from Justin’s graduation party recently with both Sean Combs and Misa attending.

Back in November Justin announced the happy news stating, “Today I am truly blessed and thankful to accept my scholarship and give my full commitment to UCLA. Playing Division I football was a life long dream of mine, and through hard work I was able to achieve it. I am a living testament that with a strong relationship with God, family, and hard work dreams do come true.”

Sean – a.k.a. P. Diddy – said, “As a parent, this is one of the proudest moments of my life. This is everything a father could want in his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do.”

Filed under: Justin Combs,Sean Combs

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  1. Anonymous

    “American football”? UCLA doesn’t give “American football” scholarships. It’s just football. We’re not in Europe and this isn’t a European website, so it’s bizarre and pretentious to use non-American terms.

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  2. rachel

    No matter how it is worded, the child worked and he earned this scholarship. Being raised in a family of great wealth and opportunities, Justin worked at keeping his GPA high and earned every bit of this scholarship. Some other kids in their surroundings could just take advantage of their family/celebrity environment, but he worked for it. I think it is very admirable. This is not a low income state or fed grant, this is a sports centered scholarship he worked for and earned. Good for him for working hard and making his own way.

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  3. Oli

    Believe it or not. This is the world wide web. This site can be visited and IS visited by people all over the world. I’m the best example.
    Why are you making a fuss about the usage of a term? In the end you understand what was meant and I do too. And that’s exactly what the writer aimed for.

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  4. Oli

    Believe it or not. This is the world wide web. This site can be visited and IS visited by people all over the world. I’m the best example.
    Why are you making a fuss about the usage of a term? In the end you understand what was meant and I do too. And that’s exactly what the writer aimed for.

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  5. Anonymous

    Congratulations to him but I do think it’s a waste of a scholarship.

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    • Anonymous

      I agree. It’s not that he doesn’t deserve it, but that he could afford to go without the scholarship. There’s another kid out there who won’t be able to attend that school without the scholarship. I think it would have been great if he earned it then turned it down because he knew someone else needed the scholarship more.

      Society always wants the wealthy to give back to those less fortunate. This would have been a great example to other wealthy kids. On the other hand, many celebrity kids are lazy and coast off their families’ wealth and power. At least, he worked hard for something, instead of expecting Daddy to buy it for him.

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  6. Anonymous

    Division 1 football is no walk in the park. He worked hard for it and the school found him deserving of the award. If someone else deserved it more, it would have been awarded to that person. Good for the kid for not coasting in life like some of the rich brats.

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