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50 Cent awards 48,000 scholarship to Houston student


Rapper 50 Cent has been keeping busy in the city of Houston after a $300,000 donation to spearhead the G-Unity Business Lab for underserved schools, reports AfroTech. Now the program has backed Kashmere High School student Kennedy Nelms, donating a $48,000 scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

“My G Stars are no joke, Kennedy from Kashmere HS was just awarded a four year scholarship to the University of Texas!” 50 Cent wrote on Instagram. “I’m So proud of these kids. H TOWN you know the vibes she gonna get to the bread.”

Nelms is one of 75 students from three Houston ISD schools in the G-Star Program. AfroTech previously reported that the students participated in a 12-week program to receive an MBA-level curriculum integrating 50 Cent’s book “Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter.”

“These opportunities are huge opportunities that I didn’t have,” 50 Cent said at a press conference in Houston. “Being able to provide that in the early stages, I think it changes the direction and the choices that they will make. It prevents them from making some of the mistakes that I made.”

Clearly taking a page from 50 Cent’s book, Nelms has plans to launch a clothing line for those who do not follow fashion normals, according to the Houston Chronicle. Nelms also plans to share with others what she has learned along her entrepreneurial journey.

“I am looking forward to being able to learn,” Nelms said. “I want to be able to learn all of the things that they are trying to teach us.”