Future has announced that he will be awarding scholarships to incoming college freshmen through his FreeWishes Foundation. The new initiative, dubbed “I’m Still a Dreamer,” is applicable to those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia.
In an official statement to the press, Future expressed, “You don’t have to be in the perfect situation or come from the perfect background to reach for your dreams. Despite this COVID-19 pandemic, I encourage all dreamers to continue to dream big.”
To apply for the scholarship, applicants who are high school graduates must submit a video describing how coronavirus has personally affected their lives. They must also have a minimum grade point average of 3.00, live in the state of Georgia, and be currently enrolled in an accredited college for fall 2020. The maximum scholarship award is $2,500.
The FreeWishes Foundation was co-founded by Future (real name Nayvadius Wilburn) along with his mother Stephanie Jester, and sister Tia Wilburn-Anderson, with the intent to help transform the lives of those who live in the metro Atlanta area. “We acknowledge that many families have been financially impacted by COVID-19. As we fast forward into this new climate we would like to continue to make dreams come alive and wishes come true,” said Jester.
Oh and that’s not all. According to Complex the "Mask Off" rapper and his FreeWishes Foundation wittingly established the "Mask On" campaign, word playing on his chart topping bop, by teaming up with local sewing company Atlanta Sewing Style to make and distribute more than 100,000 masks to hospitals, relief centers, and other facilities.
If you are hoping to secure a scholarship, can find out more about the "I'm Still a Dreamer" Georgia COVID-19 scholarship here. The submission deadline is July 27 at 3 p.m., and the winners will be announced Aug. 4.