Radio host Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel a possible full-scholarship to any historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) through his foundation.
Interviewing Jeantel on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” he said to her, “Hi, Rachel, this is Tom Joyner, I love you, I really do love you.”
Jeantel giggled and responded. “I know.”
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. 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 answered, “Thank you.” She later added that she might want to be in law enforcement but that she “doesn’t like bodies” or funerals.
Joyner’s co-host Sybil Wilkes told Jeantel, “and I got to tell you that people on social media, whether it’s Tom’s Facebook page, whether it’s Twitter or text, Tom, everybody is supporting you, Rachel, and really want you to know that they are wanting the best for you.”