Wale Gifts Hampton University Student with $25,000 Scholarship
On the brink of not returning to Hampton University in the fall, Lauren Pryor received a $25,000 scholarship from none other than Maybach Music rapper Wale.
“Winning this scholarship was truly a blessing. 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,” the student shared with Norfolk, VA radio station 103 JAMZ.
“I was on my way to a friend’s home in Hampton. 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. I was taking the phone from my face and had my thumb on the ‘end’ button when 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.”
In addition to being featured on BET’s 106 & Park, Pryor was officially presented with the scholarship at the NYC release party for Wale’s number one album The Gifted (above).
Congradulations to Pryor and best of luck on her future endeavors!-Kandice Lawson