Drake gifts Miami student $50k scholarship

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Drake has surprised a young student at the University of Miami with a $50,000(£36,000) scholarship after reading one of his essays.

The fate of Paris, James has told Newsbeat: “it was life-changing. I yelled, I cried … it was a huge blessing.”

The 20-year-old student thought that he was taking part in a video to encourage people to donate to the university.

Instead, the three-times Grammy award-winning artist showed up with a cheque just for her.

This happened today. I applied for the scholarship last year for which I had to write an essay. I received those scholarships, and I thought that was the end of it. Apparently, my reflection and my story made of other departments. I was contacted this weekend to do a video talking about where I am, the things I have experienced, and why it is so important to the scholarship donors to continue to donate. This was the surprise for all the time. Drake told me that he has read the great things about me and appreciates how hard I worked through a lot of tests and decided to give me $50K for my taxes. @champagnepapi THANKS so much!!!’ You do not understand what this means to me! I would have never imagined this to happen to me. I’m just a girl from Denmark, SC that want to DO and be someone, and 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 that my hard work was going unnoticed. I am living my dreams. The Plan of god