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Drake Gives University of Miami Student $50,000 for Tuition

Dreams money can buy.



Drake made headlines on Monday after stopping in Miami and gifting two schools with a scholarship, donation, new OVO uniforms and an impromptu show.

Drizzy had visited the city to shoot a video for his new single “God’s Plan,” except the location was too good to be true.

Drake visited Miami Senior High School in Florida where he performed and filmed “God’s Plan”.  The song broke Spotify and Apple Music’s single-day streaming record and jumped to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list last month.

In social media videos, Drake is seen floating above the high school’s baseball field performing on a hydraulic crane over a crowd of students.

Aside from giving the school something they’d remember forever, Drake wrote a $25,000 donation check and said he’d both design and supply new school uniforms.

Turns out his good deeds came back to back. Drake decided he had to make one other stop being holding on and going home.

The superstar dropped by the University of Miami and awarded a $50,000 scholarship to one unsuspecting student.

Pre-dentistry and biology student, Destiny James, received the scholarship for help toward her tuition.

Originally, James thought she was about to film a video encouraging donors to donate to the school, but in reality, Drake had surprised her. Later, she took to Instagram to express her gratitude, thanking the hip-hop artist for his recognition of her hard work of applying for funding.

He just wanted her to be successful by providing dreams money can buy.

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 🙏🏾

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What a legend. Drake sure knows how to take care of his fans.


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Dani Matias is a student at the University of Texas. She is working toward a Bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She is an active member of Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc., NABJ and NAHJ.

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