Demi Lovato Opens Up About Father’s Death & Announces Scholarship Fund

demilovato-gma-062713Demi Lovato stopped by Good Morning America on Thursday to make a big announcement.

The singer lost her biological father to cancer this past week and she told Robin Roberts, “I’m handling it ok. My father and I didn’t have the most ideal relationship, but at the end of the day he’s still my dad and I grew up with him. He was a wonderful person and it’s difficult but I’m handling it ok.”

Demi’s big announcement was that she’s launching a scholarship program. “I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I’ve dealt with mental illnesses but my father also dealt with mental illness. He wasn’t able to function very well in society and that happens to a lot of people and this week I’m launching the Lovato Treatmant Scholarship Program.”

Demi will be working with CAST Recovery to help one person at a time and she will pay for their treatment. The Lovato Treatment Scholarship will cover expenses for someone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, including the costs for one of CAST Recovery’s transitional living homes, as well as the clinical services provided at CAST’s outpatient program.

To learn more about Demi’s scholarship program, go here.

Don’t forget that Demi will performing on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series tomorrow!

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