Photo: Justin Combs
A controversy has brewed in the media about a college scholarship to UCLA for football player Justin Combs.
Combs worked hard to earn a $54,000 merit-based scholarship through dedication to football and a 3.75 GPA.
However, Combs isn’t a student who needs financial assistance. He is the son of wealthy hip-hop artist Seas “P. Diddy” Combs.
People are arguing that Combs shouldn’t receive money from UCLA because he is not burdened by financial restraints and he is taking up a scholarship that could be used for another student.
But Combs shouldn’t be criticized for accepting a scholarship offer from UCLA for football. Combs put in an effort and his past performance on the field shows he deserves the scholarship.
Also, Combs isn’t taking away money from the needs-based scholarship fund. His scholarship is through the athletic program that notoriously generates a lot of money.
Combs committed to UCLA in November 2011 and had offers from Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, UAB, Virginia and Wyoming, according to rivals.com. Combs played football and graduated from Iona Prep in New Rochelle, New York.
Written by HS News Sports Writer: Nate Jacobson