Meeks achieved international notoriety in June 2014 after being arrested and having his mugshot posted on the Stockton, California police department’s website. The picture went viral as millions were awestruck by his good looks.
“We are big believers in second chances around here,” said PUC spokesperson Lägg Av. “Jeremy has paid his debt to society and we believe he deserves to get a world-class education without having to go into any financial debt.”
As part of the scholarship terms, Meeks has agreed to feature on PUC’s promotional material as the new face of PUC’s student body.
Meeks said he looks forward to starting classes at PUC in the fall and expects to have no problem with the rules of the Seventh-day Adventist institution since, as a mature student, he will be living in off-campus housing “at some place called Elmshaven.”