Twenty Eight Students May Have To Drop Out Of College Due To Mary J Blige Charity Fail
According to BlackLikeMoi one of the students who received a scholarship from the foundation that exists in the name of Mary J. Blige told the singer, “I will never let you down.What the girl didn’t expect was that the organization might let her down instead. A total of 25 teens in the Bronx were granted four year scholarships to college by Blige’s charity, which was set up to empower young women.
One student, Gennevive Sarafoah, studying nursing at SUNY, told the New York Post: “I feel like they stood us up.”
Blige reportedly stood the girl up by not appearing at a charity event at the Women’s Academy of Excellence.
“She came in for a minute, said she had jet lag and left right away,” said one of the students in the academy.
Since Mary J. Blige’s charity has been found to have numerous financial problems, the futures of students who were given scholarships are now in question. Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute’s Foundation for the Advancement of Women has released a statement that it’s going to clean house and fix it’s problems, but there is no word on how the students are going to fare.
The New York Post is reporting that the students haven’t heard a word from Blige or Stoute since the scandal broke, and they haven’t received their scholarship money either.
The foundation appears to have money. During a June benefit at Cipriani Wall Street, it tweeted: “Thus far, over $100K was raised tonight!!!!”