Drake Loves Big Checks So He Donated $50,000 To A University Of Miami Student

02.06.18 1 year ago

Drake is in love with very few things, mostly his bed and his mother, but he does love philanthropy as well. Just a day removed from his surprise appearance at a Miami Senior High School, where he donated $25,000 in lieu of shooting the video for his no. 1 single “God’s Plan,” Drake made another huge donation to a University of Miami student named Destiny James.

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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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Drake popped up at Destiny’s school by surprise, after being told that she was going to shoot a video on the importance of scholarships. Of course, Drizzy was there to greet her with — what else — a really, really big check. He’s on a roll with the epically big paper checks this week, as he just gave the aforementioned high school one of their own — and new OVO-branded uniforms to boot.

All jokes aside, Destiny’s story was so inspiring, that it somehow made its way to the rapper’s attention, which inspired him to show his appreciation for her hard work. In her heartfelt post about the event, it’s not hard to see why her story was so inspiring. She goes on to thank Drake and OVO for noticing her hard work, before signing off with the very on-brand quote of “God’s Plan.”

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