Oh, how some of us wish we’re still in college right now.
Instead of just relying on mom and dad’s bank account, scholarships or education loans (speaking of which, have you guys paid your PTPTN?), who would have thought that you can now ask a celebrity to sponsor your college fees!
And we’re not talking about a local celebrity, we mean a global star, like Nicki Minaj
You all remember her, right? She’s only one of the richest hip hop stars today.
In fact, Forbes
estimated that she made around USD20.5 million (RM89 million) as of June 2016.
No wonder she just did this
Over the weekend, Minaj tweeted about a contest to win a trip to Las Vegas to watch her perform at the Billboard Music Awards later this month because she makes enough moolah to fly her fans out to see her.
One fan responded by saying:
And Minaj replied this:
With such a once-in-a-lifetime offer, which straight-A student wouldn’t want to take it?
Students everywhere started tweeting the singer their grades and she responded to a tonne of them offering to help pay their student loans.
But of course, she had to stop at a certain point, after several hours to be exact.
Who knew that spending time on Twitter can get you a scholarship for your college tuition fees? How lucky are those students!
Believe it or not, Minaj isn’t the only celebrity who has pledged to help fund people’s education (but we think her method is the coolest).
announced in April that she would be sponsoring for scholarships for women studying the arts, music, literature or African-American studies at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design or Speman College.
’s scholarship has been funding scholars since 2009, covering all expenses including tuition, books, fees and accommodation for a maximum of four years studying at an accredited US institution.
The Oprah Winfrey Foundation
created an endowment fund to help existing scholarship programmes targeted at ethnic minorities who cannot afford to go to college.
In 2009, Alec Baldwin
donated USD1 million (RM4.34 million) to his alma mater, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to set up a drama scholarship fund to help talented students from underprivileged families and those who are first in their families to attend college.
The creator of Game of Thrones
, George RR Martin
gives USD5,000 (RM22,000) a year to filmmakers focusing on science fiction and fantasy genres, specifically writing for television, via the New Mexico Film Foundation.
also announced on Instagram last year that she would fund people from Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana or Jamaica between USD5,000 (RM22,000) and a whopping USD50,000 (RM220,000) to pursue their tertiary education in the US, via her Clara Lionel Foundation.