*Mary J. Blige just has a big heart (and a big wallet). She recently teamed up with the Urban League to present New York native, Camry Rosario a scholarship check for $50,000.
At the halftime of NY Urban League’s football game between Howard and Morgan State last Saturday, Blige presented the check to the young lady. The funds came from the singer’s charity, the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.
Rosario will attend Mercy College to receive a degree in physical therapy.
“It’s important for me to give back because I never had the chance to get what I wanted out of the educational system,” said Blige, whose commitment to the Urban League included participation in a panel discussion for 150 young women in May.
“It’s what I didn’t have. But what I did have was a second chance at life,” she continued. “I am these young women. A lot of women think they’re not smart enough or strong enough to get the life. I want to give them a second chance. That’s been my message since the beginning of my singing career. When you’re educated, you know where you’re going, and you know you can go further.”