A Lil Positivity: Struggling Hampton University Student Wins $25,000 Scholarship From Wale After Almost Leaving School Due To Rising Tuition Costs

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The college tuition struggle is definitely real….but Wale just made it a little easier for one deserving HBCU student

Wale is doing some good in the not-so-hood of Hampton University. The MMG rapper recently awarded a deserving Hampton University sophmore with a $25,000 scholarship during a debut concert and party for his new album “The Gifted,” which hit stores last month.

via HamptonU News

The moment of a lifetime arrived after Hampton University sophomore psychology major and Gloucester resident Lauren Pryor, won a $25,000 scholarship from rapper Wale. In a challenge presented on June 18 from Norfolk hip-hop station 103 JAMZ, Pryor was the 25th caller and the winner.

“I was on my way to a friend’s home in Hampton when I heard the radio challenge that the 25th caller would win the prize,” said Pryor. “The station said to call between 4 and 5 p.m. I called four or five times. The line was always busy. On about the 14th call I told myself to give it a rest then, I heard a man say ‘hello.’ “I didn’t believe it. He told me there were millions of calls and he only picked up the phone 14 times nationwide,” Pryor said in an article in the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal.

Pryor spent a glitz-filled two days, June 23-24, with all the VIP amenities anyone could ask for in New York City.

“Winning this scholarship was truly a blessing,” said Pryor. “Almost not returning to Hampton University in the fall because of expenses, I was exceedingly fortunate to receive this scholarship. It was truly a test of faith.”

Pryor received the scholarship award at the album release party and concert for Wale’s new album, “The Gifted” at the Best Buy Theater.

Congratulations to this young lady and kudos to Wale for easing the burden of her college tuition costs.

Photo Credit: Hampton U News/Twitter

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