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Tyrese Pays For Student's Morehouse Tuition

Published by Huffington Post on Fri, 14 Aug 2015

Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson is paying it forwardby offering $50,000 towards a young man's college education. Lorenzo Murphy, 21, known for his inspirational messages as "Zo the Motivator" on Instagram, was given one year's tuition by Gibson and will be attending Morehouse College this fall. On his Instagram account, Gibson credits radio host Tom Joyner as his inspiration for funding Murphy's tuition. Joyner was recently honored by BET with the Humanitarian Awardfor his foundation, which supports HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) through scholarships and endowments. "Why did I decide to put this young kid from Compton through college'' Because I #dream with my eyes OPEN," Gibson wrote. Why did I decide to put this young kid from Compton through college'' Because I #dream with my eyes OPEN and this year I watch this true legend get UP on stage and give the most moving speech about WHY he has raised and donated over 65 million dollars and put close to 30,000 african american kids into college and I decided at that MOMENT I needed to DO something....... It's all about the #Start and this young kid is #StraightOuttaCompton and he started his first day in college yesterday - Tom Joyner sir you ARE a legend and you HAVE impacted our world - 30,000 young sharp minds have an opportunity to be SIGNIFICANT in their lives because of you..... BET honored that day but you should be blessed and honored ALL YEAR for what YOU do on behalf of others..... Shout to @zothemotivator HBCU #MoreHouseCollege Walking the same grounds at Dr Martin Luther King Jr - you did the WORK ANS EARNED your slot..... Make up proud Zo please make us proud!! (( go online now and Google the Tom Joyner HBCU organization he's paying full scholarships ).... Go now!!!! Sign up!!! Life changing angel Tom is....!!!! A photo posted by TYRESE (@tyrese) on Aug 12, 2015 at 12:02pm PDT Murphy, who is from Compton, posted a shout out to Gibson on Instagram. "It is because of him believing in me and investing in my future, that I am able to receive my education," Murphy wrote. Murphy's biblically charged motivational messages online have even garnered the attention of Run DMC's Rev Run, Gibson's recent collaborator on a book and show on Oprah's OWN network. As of today I begin my journey as a Man of Morehouse. I am beyond grateful and thankful to be apart of such great legacy. None of this would be possible without God, @tyrese, the support from my family and of course, my relentless hard work. Annually, Morehouse is around 45k-50k and as you can imagine, that is a lot of money. I thank God for placing @tyrese in my life. It is because of him believing in me and investing in my future, that I am able to receive my education. I am amongst the worlds greatest leaders and I want to thank @tyrese for giving me the opportunity to be pursue my academic and career endeavors at Morehouse College. #zothemotivator #comptontomorehouse A photo posted by #10ToesDown4JesusChrist (@zothemotivator) on Aug 11, 2015 at 9:13pm PDT Gibson gave Murphy a shoutout over his Instagram account, too. He's 21, his mind is SHARP, he's dedicated his life to Christ he's a virgin and has not allowed the pressures of society to take him under!!!!! Wow!!! I'm about to murder these classes......'''' Wow wow wow - I'm fired up for you bro..... It GO season!!!! #MoreHouseCollege #StraightOuttaCompton lets GO!!!!! @ZoTheMotivator A photo posted by TYRESE (@tyrese) on Aug 12, 2015 at 12:21pm PDT A big congratulations to both Murphy and Gibson. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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