On Friday (June 29), Nicki Minaj announced the first group of winners for her “Student of the Game” college fund program through her official website, MyPinkFriday.com. Overall, 37 people will either have their college tuition or student loans paid off by Minaj herself.
All monies will go directly to the school or lender after a strict vetting process. According to Rap-Up, the rap queen and her team looked at over thousands of entries from people who entered the program using the hashtag #StudentOfTheGame hashtag. All the winners were contacted via direct message on Twitter.
Minaj launched her charity program earlier this year after she paid off college tuition and student loan debts of over 30 fans on Twitter in May 2017. According to rap superstar’s receipts, she paid over $18,000 to students who need financial help.
"This makes me so happy," she told her Barbz at the time. "But pls know that I'm launching my official charity for Student Loans/Tuition Payments VERY SOON! You'll be able to officially sign up! I'll keep you posted!"
And she kept her word.