Megan Thee Stallion learned what it feels like to be a struggling student during her time at Texas Southern University, and she’s now trying to help people in the same situation. The Grammy-winning rapper joined forces with Cheetos and launched a fake university that’s making a real impact by offering scholarships to struggling students.
Stallion teamed up with Cheetos to become a dean of administration at a fictional Flamin’ Hot University. Its curriculum centers on food, fashion, and lifestyle, and this campaign offers an exclusive merchandise line, with all proceeds going towards scholarships for students at the rapper’s alma mater, Texas Southern University.
To become eligible for these scholarships, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time senior with 15 hours or less left. Applications are open through October 13, and the full scholarship fund could potentially have a maximum value of $150,000.
Megan Thee Stallion graduated with a Bachelor of Science in health administration from Texas Southern University in 2021, and she’s hoping her collaboration with Cheetos will help other students make it to the graduation day stress-free.
“I know what it’s like to be a struggling college student. I know what it feels like to be discouraged: “I give up, my classes are hard, I can’t even pay for this, etc.” But I really got through it, and I wanted to be able to give back to other students that I know feel the same way I felt,” she told Billboard.