T.I. and his family suffered a terrible loss at the beginning of the year when the Rubberbandman’s sister, Precious Chapman, died in February after succumbing to injuries sustained in a tragic car accident.
What We Know:
- The Atlanta rapper sought to honor her legacy in a fitting way and recently let fans in on his plans. During the taping of “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mama,” VH1’s annual tribute show creating space for celebrities to praise the women in their lives, T.I. has created a special scholarship fund in honor of his late sister.
- T.I. honored Chapman, his mother, Violetta Morgan, wife Tiny Harris and her mother Dianne Cottle-Pope, as he shared the details of the newly established scholarship.
- The newly established endowment is named The Precious Chapman Scholarship Fund and is designed to help ease the financial burden for college students by awarding a $25,000 prize. During the VH1 event, the first installment of the fund was awarded to Tierani Scott, a junior at Philander Smith College.
“She was a single mother who worked to make life better for her children and everyone else that she encountered. In the spirit of that, we have partnered with VH1 to award a deserving student a scholarship in my sister’s name.”
- The selected student is currently on track to obtain a sociology degree. T.I. pointed out that she’s balancing her coursework with being a single mother and hopes “that this scholarship will help her continue on her path to do great things in her future.”
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