Following in the footsteps of Tom Joyner, who gave Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel a full scholarship to the HBCU of her choice. The Bad rapper, Wale, gave A $25,000 scholarship to Hampton University student, Lauren Pryor. Pryor, a sophomore, who is studying psychology, won the scholarship through radio station 103 JAMZ on June 18. According to the Gazette-Journal, Pryor said:
“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. 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. 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.”
Lauren was able to accept her scholarship at Wale’s The Gifted concert and album release party at the Best Buy Theater. Pryor was even offered the chance to appear on “106&Park.”
Best wishes to Lauren as she continues her education at Hampton University!