Bad news for students who thought “Oprah Scholars Program,” which promised to give $20,000 to the first 50,000 people to follow an Instagram account of the same name: It’s a scam.
An Instagram post calling for entrants read, “Oprah Scholars Program Scholarships for the first 50K followers then partial scholarships to the first 100K followers. Must REPOST & MENTION.Goodluck!” The account is now defunct.
The post went viral after generating thousands of shares and retweets in just a few hours. The grammatical errors should have served as a hint that this wasn’t real, but no judgment.
In better Oprah news, it’s her 60th birthday, and she’s showing off on Instagram: