Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac,
donated $10,000 dollars to a community college in North Carolina to establish
a scholarship in his grandmother’s name
The Rosa Bell Williams scholarship was given
to Robeson Community College on behalf of the Tupac Amaru Foundation.
The check was presented yesterday (April 8) after
Afeni Shakur was interviewed on the college’s cable television program.
"This scholarship will honor my mother’s
desire to help her kids and her desire to make our lives better,” Shakur told
they Fayetteville Observer. "I am a big fan of community colleges, and
not everyone can afford to go to a big university. The community college is
a step toward getting that education. This is a great way to help."
The scholarship will be given once a year to
a Robeson County resident.
Shakur’s family is originally from Lumberton,
Shakur also hosts the annual James "Head"
Lassiter Swing for Kids Charity Golf Tournament in Lumberton. The event takes
place in November of each year.
This years proceeds from the golf tournament
will benefit local Lumberton military families.