Scholarship In Honor Of Rapper Proof Launches For Detroit Students

Late rapper DeShaun "Proof" Holton will be honored through a new scholarship being being offered to high school seniors in Detroit, Michigan.

Proof's mother Sharallene "Pepper" Holton-White, who launched the Proof Foundation in 2007 to preserve the rapper's legacy by promoting education to low income children from single parent households.

The rapper's non-profit also aims to educate aspiring artists about the music business by organizing and sponsoring workshops and field trips.

In order to qualify for the Proof Foundation's first ever scholarship, Detroit students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be heading for a two-year, or four-year college or university.

Each applicant must write an essay on how he or she would stop violence, if given the opportunity to Mayor of the city.

The winner will be announced on April 11th, after a candlelight vigil in honor of Proof, who was shot and killed during an altercation on April 11th 2006.

For more information, visit The Proof Foundation website: http://prooffoundation.org.