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Rick Ross has teamed up with Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif to gift eight Miami high school students with scholarships totalling $10,000.

Being an alumnus of Carol City Senior High School, students were excited to see Rozay back at his former stomping grounds earlier this week in celebration of Boss Up Day 2023.

“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 alumni and then coming back and giving back is something that everyone should do once they go off and do something successful.”


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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.”

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At one point during the ceremony, a student was being honored 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.”

On the music side, the MMG boss has laid relatively low. Earlier this month, he and Amerie connected with Consequence for the Queens native’s “Blood Stain 2” collaboration, a sequel to a track produced by Kanye West in 2022.