Drake has just realized the dream of one of his fans: he gave him a $ 50,000 scholarship to pay for his studies at the university. The rapper handed the check to the young woman on Monday.
Destiny Paris James was chosen after writing a dissertation on the importance of university scholarships last year.
“Apparently, my dissertation and my story have been around the university. I was contacted this weekend to appear in a video where I would tell where I come from, what I went through, and why it is crucial that people continue to offer university scholarships. It was a huge surprise, Drake told me that he had read great things about me and that he was very impressed by what I had endured, so he decided to give me $ 50,000 to pay my bills. studies, “she explained on Instagram, sharing a photo of her with the rapper.
This happened today. I applied to scholarships last year for which I had to write an essay. I received those scholarships and thought that was the end of it. Apparently, my essay and my story made it to other departments. I was contacted this weekend about doing a video speaking about where I come from, things I’ve been through, and why it is so important for scholarship donors to continue to donate. This was the surprise the whole time. Drake told me that he has read great things about me and appreciates how hard I’ve worked through so many trials and decided to give me $50K for my tuition. @champagnepapi THANK YOU SO MUCH!!’ You don’t understand what this means to me! I would’ve never imagined this happening to me. I’m just a girl from Denmark, SC that wants to MAKE IT and be somebody and for you to see my hard work means the world. Thank you so much. God I thank you. You are so great and amazing! Thank you for blessing me when I thought my hard work was going unnoticed. I’m living out my dreams. God’s Plan 🙏🏾
Drake was in Florida to shoot the clip of his piece “God’s Plan” in a school. After giving the check to Destiny, he invited the girl on the set.
“My new Drake favorite is God’s Plan. I always thought God had a project. It’s amazing that I’ve always loved this piece without knowing that I was going to end up in the clip! He told me he had to leave, so he said, “Come on, tell them to take you on the set.” Everyone knew that Drake was on campus but no one expected that! “, She told Newsbeat.
Drake did not stop there as he then went to Miami Senior High School to donate $ 25,000. He also donated OVO brand clothing to students, saying, “I hope you have a great year. I hope you are all going to do great things. “