Hampton University Student Receives Scholarship From Wale
The phone call that would help one student change her life.
Usually when people call into radio station’s its in hopes of winning tickets to their favorite artist concerts, but when Lauren called in it was in hopes of winning something more. Norfolk’s hip hop station recently held a radio challenge in which the 25th caller would receive a rare opportunity. After luckily being the 25th caller the HU Sophomore and psychology major, Lauren Pryor, won the $25,000 Scholarship prize from MMG recording artist Wale as well as a two day VIP trip to New York City.
Lauren told the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal:
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.
Congratulations to Lauren Pryor and much success in your continued studies.