Diddy Gives Howard University $1 Million Scholarship Check On Stage at Bad Boy Show [WATCH]
P. Diddy recently paid it forward during his Washington D.C. Bad Boy Reunion Tour, where he presented a huge $1 million check to his former college, Howard University, to start a scholarship in his name.
As the Bad Boy Reunion Tour continues on its last leg, Sean Combs and the rest of the Bad Boy family performed in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 22, and left something extra special behind for everyone in attendance to remember.
According to 2DBZ, the former Howard University student presented the historically black college with a pledge to officially establish the "Sean Combs Scholarship" for their School Of Business.
Combs attended the HBCU back in the '90s but never graduated. He instead chose to leave school and pursue a career in music as an intern with Andre Harrell's New York label, Uptown.
Despite never earning his official degree, in 2014 he was recognized with an honorable doctorate degree in Humanities from the university, and served as the commencement speaker for the 2014 Howard University graduate ceremony, according to University Herald.
Combs received much criticism, according E Online, for receiving the honorary degree from Howard. Maybe the former naysayers will change their tune after the D.C. show where he presented the $1 million check on stage to university president, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick.
"The scholarship fund that Mr. Combs has established at Howard will help provide life-altering opportunities for our students, particularly at a time when many come to Howard struggling to meet ever-increasing financial needs," explained Dr. Frederick.
"The University is grateful for Mr. Combs' ongoing efforts to open doors for talented, hard-working individuals and improve their chances of navigating the way to personal and professional fulfillment," he continued.
Though Combs did not go all the way to the finish line with his undergraduate studies at the prominent D.C. school, he does still join the ranks of many other elite entertainers and affluent African Americans who proudly attest to being alumni of "the real HU."
Such notable alumni include actress Phylicia Rashad and her sister, director Debbie Allen. Empire's Taraji P. Henson also graduated from the HBCU, along with Chadwick Boseman; Anthony Anderson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Lynn Whitfield and a host of others whom would all agree with Combs's statement of love for his school.
"I was blessed to go to Howard University," explained Combs. "It changed my life. So much support, so much love is living in D.C., it made me believe that I could do anything."
Remaining tour dates for the Bad Boy Reunion Tour:
09/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
09/24: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
09/25: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/30: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/01: Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena