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Rapper Rick Ross, Rolling Loud award scholarships to Miami Norland, Miami Carol City High students

Miami Norland, Miami Carol City High students gifted scholarships
Miami Norland, Miami Carol City High students gifted scholarships 01:43

MIAMI - Nearly a dozen graduating high school seniors from Miami Norland and Miami Carol City Senior High Schools were surprised with a life-changing award on Monday.

The ceremony, held at Miami Norland Senior High's auditorium, started with speeches from the mayor of Miami Gardens and school board members, all encouraging these young students to achieve everything and anything they put their minds to.

Then eight students were given scholarships and even better yet, they were presented to them by the one and only Rick Ross.  

The scholarships, totaling $10,000, will go toward the students' college tuition

"I am nothing but blessed. It's good to see the alumni come back and give back to the students which is something that is so amazing," said scholarship recipient De'Zyre Frederick.

In addition to telling the students that they had to work hard to achieve their dreams, Ross said it was great to be able to give back to the community.

"You know, to come give back to the community right here, that means a lot. You know what I mean," said Ross.  

"For him to be here and pass out these wonderful gifts, it's a great experience for our children. But it's more of a great experience for this entire community because it shows that this community cares about its very own," said Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris.

The scholarships were made possible thanks to the city of Miami Gardens, Rolling Loud, and Ross.

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