Rapper Wale Gives HBCU Student College Scholarship Money


Lauren Pryor will be attending fall semester at Hampton University, all thanks to Washington D.C. rapper Wale and her tenacity.

According to Jasminebrand.com, the sophomore psychology major won the scholarship through a radio contest on Norfolk’s 103 JAMZ station, which was giving college scholarships away. (Side Note: Where was I when these radio giveaways were going on? Hey, Hofstra’s a private school, I’m just sayin…) And as luck would have it, Lauren managed to get through on her 14th attempt.

Lauren told the Gluocester-Matthews Gazette Journal that the scholarship was a answer to her prayers.

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.




Pryor received $25,000 in scholarship money at Wale’s album release party for his newest album, “The Gifted” in June. Congrats, Lauren. Kudos Wale for paying it forward!!




The Gluocester Matthews Gazette Journal

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