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Tom Joyner Offers Rachel Jeantel Full Scholarship At Any HBCU
Rachel Jeantel (pictured right), the last person to speak with slain Trayvon Martin before his unfortunate murder, was offered a full scholarship by radio host Tom Joyner (pictured) this week to show both solidarity and support for the heavily criticized teen, according to Black America Web.
On Tuesday morning, Joyner spoke with Jeantel, after appearing on “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Inspired by Jeantel’s spirited comments, Joyner expressed support to the 19 year old, saying, “Hi Rachel, this is Tom Joyner. I love you, I really do love you.”
But Jeantel clearly wasn’t prepared for what would come next, “If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida, like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that,” Joyner said.
Joyner’s generosity didn’t end there, though.
The well-known philanthropist made sure to let Jeantel know that he would provide the assistance needed to get her ready for college, “I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you’d like.”
Jeantel, who was said to be “shocked” by the offer, politely responded with a “thank you,” and then explained that she thinks she may want to pursue a law enforcement career.