Eight promising students have received support from Rick Ross.

Billboard reports a total of $10,000 in scholarships was awarded to eight students who attended Miami Norland Senior High School and Ross’ alma mater, Miami Carol City Senior High School.

This was made possible through a partnership cemented between Ross, Reggie Leon, Dr. Steve Gallon II, and Tariq Cherif, co-founder of the Rolling Loud festival. In addition, the recipients received tickets to the upcoming Rolling Loud Miami music festival, which begins July 21, 2023.

“It’s not a gift. They earned it. Now we gonna see what they do with it,” Cherif told ABC10.

The big announcement was made during Boss Up Day 2023.


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“I’m gonna cry. I’m not gonna lie. I have to turn around because there were tears in my eyes,” said student and scholarship recipient Teeshalee Chin, according to ABC10.

She continued: “This is going to help me throughout this year, and then whatever money’s left over I’m gonna put up to put towards college and like helping pay for classes, books, anything that I might need a little extra money for.”

Ross explained to CBS Miami,”You know, to come give back to the community right here, that means a lot.”

Prior to receiving their scholarships, the students were also given insights into Ross’ entrepreneurial journal and how he bossed up. He later performed for the students and went into his pockets to give a student with a 4.6 GPA hundred-dollar bills, per Billboard.

“[Ross] being alumni and then coming back and giving back is something that I feel like everyone should do once they go off and do something successful,” student De’Zyr expressed to ABC10.