Eight Miami high school students have received a total of $10,000 in grants thanks to Rick Ross and Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif.
In honor of Boss Up Day 2023, Carol City Senior High School alumnus Rozay visited his former haunts earlier this week, much to the delight of the students.
“It’s a beautiful thing to be rocking with the Vikings, the Chiefs out here,” Ross told Local10. “Better believe it.”
One student named De’Zyre Frederick who received a scholarship added: “[Ross] being an alumnus and then coming back and giving back is something that everyone should do once they go off and do something successful.”
The eight students who displayed academic excellence were presented with scholarship checks that will go toward their college tuition and free tickets to Rolling Loud Miami in July. “It’s not a gift,” Cherif said. “They earned it.” Ross added: “You know, to come give back to the community right here, that means a lot. You know what I mean.”
At one point during the ceremony, a student was being honoured for her outstanding 4.6 GPA and Ross went the extra distance and gave her a few extra $100 bills straight out of his pocket and some motivational words of wisdom to go along with the cash for the brilliant teen.
“I was gonna cry,” another student, Teeshalee Chin, said. “I had to turn around because there was tears in my eyes. This is going to help me throughout this year and whatever money’s left to put up towards college.”