High school senior Tarranique Campbell had no idea that CGG’s favorite bad boy would show up at her high school on Thursday to hand her a full, four year college scholarship. To her delight, Nelly—the hip hop star himself—came to the Rockwood Summit high school in St. Louis to personally congratulate her and the one other scholarship recipient.
Nelly has gone back to his hometown and teamed up with Lindenwood University for a second year now to offer two full ride scholarships to high school seniors. "Just to see their emotion and what it means to them you can't explain it unless you were here," said Nelly.
"You're actually helping to change someone's life, like from this point on there's no telling where they can go or the things they can take advantage of, and we can be apart of that so it's definitely a good thing," Nelly told FOX News.
Seeing as the United States is at such a difficult economic juncture, Nelly was inspired to contribute in a big way to the education of just a few worthy young people. "This is when people need it the most and when every penny helps," said Nelly.
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What do you think of the Nelly’s giant efforts in two young lives? Do you think that colleges should be able to accept money from donors like Nelly to meet the demand for financial aid? Comment below!