Destiny Paris James, Student Who Received $50,000 Scholarship from Drake, Graduates from UNC With Master’s Degree

Destiny Paris James

The woman who was handed a $50,000 scholarship by Drake has shared her graduation photo.

Destiny Paris James appeared in the video from Drake’s 2018 hit ‘God’s Plan’, where she can be seen being handed a giant cheque by the rapper while at the University of Miami.

Destiny graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health in 2019 and has now completed a master’s at the University of North Carolina in the same subject.

Sharing a shot of herself with a beaming smile and her graduate cap in hand, Destiny wrote: “Mama, I mastered it. Daddy, I did it. 4 days until I am officially UNC Alum.”


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Commenting on the post, Drake wrote: “LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DES”, to which Destiny responded: “@champagnepapi THANK YOUUUU!!”

Destiny has previously spoken about her complete surprise at being handed the scholarship.

Speaking to The Miami Hurricane, Destiny said she received a call from the assistant vice president of the university advancement who told her they wanted her to feature in a video that would be used to encourage alumni to donate, but once there she came face-to-face with the rapper.

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SOURCE: LAD Bible, Claire Reid

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