Last month, rapper Wale took a huge weight of the shoulders of a Hampton University student. Wale awarded Lauren Pryor, a psychology, with a $25,000 scholarship for her college education. Lauren got the scholarship by participating in a contest through a Chicago radio station where she called-in and won.
“I called four or five times,” Lauren said. “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.”
Not only was this scholarship a blessing to Lauren, but it also came while she was in desperate need of financial assistant.
“Almost not returning to Hampton University in the fall because of expenses, I was exceedingly fortunate to receive this scholarship,” Lauren said.
Wale announced via Twitter that he plans to award even more scholarships in the future.
Details on how to win the next scholarships have not yet been released. What are your thoughts on Wale giving back to the community? Do you think other artists will follow suit and start scholarships of their own?