Future just announced that he is launching a COVID-19 scholarship grant called "I'm Still a Dreamer" through his FreeWishes Foundation for incoming college freshmen in Georgia.

Future will grant scholarships through FreeWishes Foundation
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New Era Super Bowl Party SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Recording artist Future attends the New Era Super Bowl party at The Battery on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Ethan Miller

According to Billboard, the Atlanta-based rapper announced the grant in a press statement. He said that aspiring scholars don't have to be in a perfect situation or have a perfect background to reach their dreams. Future added that despite the pandemic, he encourages all dreamers to continue to dream big.

How to apply for the scholarship?

Per Billboard's report, aspiring scholars should submit a personal video describing how COVID-19 affected their lives personally. Also, the applicants must have a minimum 3.00 average grade point and must be residents of the state of Georgia. Applicants should also be currently enrolled in an accredited college for fall.

"I'm Still a Dreamer" scholarship award offers a maximum amount of $2,500 per student.

Incoming college students interested in applying for the scholarship can find out more about "I'm Still a Dreamer" Georgia COVID-19 scholarship at the FreeWishes' official website. The deadline for submission is July 27 at 3PM.

Awardees will be announced on August 4. According to Billboard, the recipients will also have an exclusive "I Am Still A Dreamer" hoodie.

FreeWishes Foundation

Nayvadius Wilburn, a.k.a Future is the co-founder of  the charitable organization FreeWishes Foundation with his sister Tia Wilburn-Anderson and mother, Stephanie Jester. The family established the foundation to impact the lives of young and old citizens in the metro Atlanta area by helping them make their dreams come true. 

According to Billboard, last summer. Future awarded FreeWishes scholarships, "I'm Still A Dreamer" sweatshirt, and two tickets to a fan at each stop of his Legendary Nights Tour with co-headliner Meek Mill.

Jester, the mother of Future, said in a statement that they are aware that many families are now in financial difficulties due to the pandemic. They want to make dreams and wishes come true as they fast forward to another chapter.

"Mask On" Campaign by Future

Complex recently reported that the "I'm Still A Dreamer" scholarship is not the only contribution that Future made to fight the coronavirus effects. The Atlanta-based rapper previously launched his "Mask On" campaign through FreeWishes Foundation. His campaign is based on his no.5 Hot 100 hit. He collaborated with a local sewing company in Atlanta to create more than 100,000 masks that they distributed to hospitals, relief centers, and other facilities. 

During their "Mask On" campaign, sewers needed more materials to make the masks. Hence, Freewishes opened a donation to the public. Abesi Manyando, Communications and Brand Strategist for FreeWishes Foundation, said that when the sewists run out of fabric [at that point], they will go back to Future, and he'll give them more money, Complex reports. The organization also opened to people for contributions. Manyado added that T.I. and Reggie Bullock gave contributions as well.