Justin Bieber gave a South Jersey college student $100,000 for her work on mental-health awareness


A New Jersey college student is $100,000 richer thanks to pop star Justin Bieber, who recently surprised her with a giant check live on MTV in honor of her work on mental-health awareness.

Stockton University senior Julie Coker, 22, received Bieber’s donation Friday, when she appeared alongside the “Yummy” hitmaker on MTV’s Fresh Out. Bieber wanted to lend a hand to someone involved in the mental-health field — a role that Coker fits thanks to her work with Active Minds, a mental-health awareness and education nonprofit, Stockton said in a news release.

“I’m still in shock,” Coker said in the statement. “The check is in my room at home, but I still feel like it almost didn’t happen.”