Rapper T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., has partnered with VH1 and the United Negro College Fund to launch the Precious Chapman Scholarship Fund, which is named after his sister Antoinette Precious Harris Chapman. During VH1’s annual “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mama” ceremony which is an event to honor mothers.

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Harris said that his sister was a single mother and to honor her dedication to her children he wanted to give out a scholarship.

“My sister Precious was a single mother, who worked to make life better for her children and everyone she encountered,” he said. “In the spirit of that, we are awarding a deserving student a scholarship in my sister’s name.”


The  $25,000 prize went to Tierani Scott, a single mother, and junior at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Chapman gained her wings earlier this year ar the age of 66. After being in a car accident in Atlanta. As we reported previously, her daughter  Kamaya pinned an emotional tribute to her mother on Instagram,

“From my best friend on earth to my beautiful angel in heaven, mama girl, you know I’m going to miss you. I love you so much. I’m so heartbroken but the way you looked so at peace this past week has confirmed that you are resting. No more asthma attacks. Damn but baby I am going to miss you.”