Nicki Minaj has announced the first group of winners for her “Student of the Game” college fund program. The 37 Twitter handles were revealed on her website MyPinkFriday.com on Friday (June 29).
The winners will have their college expenses including tuition, books, and living expenses paid for by the rap queen herself. According to the contest terms, all money will be paid to the school or lender after verification. The amount requested may be different from the amount given.
I am STILL going through my #StudentOfTheGame stuff y’all. I think I’ll go live on the 11th to announce the winners. This sh!t has been very time consuming but I’m so moved by your desires to stay in college. So proud. You have no idea. ♥️
— BEAM ME UP SCOTTY OUT NOW (@NICKIMINAJ) June 6, 2018
In order to enter, college students posted the amount requested on social media using the #StudentOfTheGame hashtag. Nicki and her team poured through the thousands of entries to choose the winners, who were contacted via direct message on Twitter.
Nicki previously gave out money for college expenses to over 30 students during an impromptu Twitter session with fans in May 2017. This led to the establishment of her “Student of the Game” scholarship initiative earlier this year.
If you weren’t one of the lucky “Student of the Game” winners, Nicki is also giving fans a chance to attend a listening session for her upcoming album Queen, due Aug. 10.
If you were chosen for SOTG, you can’t win my [in studio] album listening prize. 🤭😩😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😜👅😘♥️
— BEAM ME UP SCOTTY OUT NOW (@NICKIMINAJ) June 30, 2018