T.I. Partners with VH1 and United Negro College Fund to Create College Fund

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Rapper T.I. has started an educational scholarship fund in the memory of his late sister Antoinette Precious Harris Chapman, who died on February this year, due to a car accident. He had a great emotional bonding with his late sister and wanted to make her name memorable, for which he partnered with VH1 channel and United Negro College Fund, to start an educational scholarship for the meritorious college students.

Precious Harris Chapman was 66 years old when she died, and was a single mother, who raised her three children alone and was also loving for everyone around her, according to her younger brother T.I. who fondly remembered her while presenting this scholarship. To celebrate the occasion of Mother’s Day on May 12, T.I. sang “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom”, which was broadcasted on VH1 TV channel on May 6. T.I. chose this TV program to present Precious Chapman Scholarship this year, to Tierani Scott. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in details about this graceful TV program.

Like Precious Chapman, Tierani Scott is a single mother and a junior student of HBCU Philander Smith College of Arkansas. She achieved brilliant grades in college and she is the president of her class there. She has also started a group named Queen Women’s Empowerment Organization. Therefore, she was rightly chosen for this scholarship of $25,000 so that she can carry on her studies further. T.I. praised her courage and dedication in continuing her college studies, in spite of being a single mother like his late sister.

T.I. hoped that Scott will be able to achieve great height in her future career with the financial aid of this educational scholarship. The 38 years old Trap King also paid a tribute to his dear sister Precious Harris Chapman on this special occasion, in the name of whom he started this scholarship. Tierani Scott was too overwhelmed to utter any word during the presentation of scholarship. Later, she thanked T.I. wholeheartedly on a post on Facebook and mentioned that this scholarship was definitely “a new start for her little family”.

Tierani Scott is presently completing her studies in sociology from Little Rock School and she was not the first person to receive help from T.I. Earlier, this famous rapper of Atlanta had bailed out some people arrested for some non-violent reasons, on the occasion of Easter. He also protested the disrespect shown by Laura Ingraham of Fox News, to the memories of Nipsey Hussle, the artist, and activist who was lately murdered.



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