Kanye West and music
retail chain Musicland announced a nationwide campaign that will award one student
$150,000 to be used toward the cost of a four-year college education.
The “Free U. Giveaway” is the second program sponsored
by The Kanye West Foundation, which is devoted towards education.
"I’m excited to have this opportunity to partner with Musicland,"
West said. "We’re not just giving away a significant amount of money; we’re
sponsoring someone’s dreams."
The Kanye West Foundation’s first program "Loop Dreams,"
is dedicated to putting music production equipment in schools.
Musicland operates over 900 retail stores in 48 states.
Interested eligible scholars can enter their name on ballots,
located in Sam Goody, Suncoast and Media Play stores.
The winner will
be chosen in 2006.