Guided by her mother's advice, a woman's bold scholarship request becomes a turning point, shaping her future with opportunities and academic success.
When a woman combined the wisdom of "Ask and you shall receive" with the saying, "Mama knows best," the outcome was extraordinary. As a result, she received a remarkable offer - a full scholarship to law school, which has a value of up to $300,000! TikTok user Jayda (@jaydapeets) captioned her viral video, "The call that saved me nearly $300,000, need to do a storytime." The video depicts her mother sitting in a coffee shop, silently mimicking the words of a voiceover of Kris Jenner asking, "What would happen if you just call Taylor up?" Originating from a season 12 episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Jenner delivered the iconic catchphrase to Kim Kardashian, referring to the controversy surrounding the Taylor Swift and Kanye West song "Famous." The voiceover gained widespread popularity on TikTok, prompting numerous users to create parodies showcasing the most absurd suggestions their parents have made. The trend spread rapidly across the platform, capturing the humorous and imaginative nature of parents' advice.
In the TikTok video, Jayda shared her mother's advice through a text overlay. The message read, "When my mom told me to literally just call the dean of my law school and ask for a full-ride scholarship." In contrast to other TikTokers who considered their parent's advice unrealistic or far-fetched, Jayda's mom's suggestion was quite remarkable. Astonishingly, the dean of admissions responded positively. Jayda said, "She actually said yes."
A 2020 survey conducted by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and AccessLex Institute revealed that around 50% of law school graduates are burdened with student loan debts exceeding $160,000. As of Wednesday, Jayda's video had garnered over 1.1 million views, generating a significant response from viewers. The post received numerous shocked comments, reflecting the widespread astonishment at Jayda's remarkable achievement.
Due to many queries regarding her achievement, she shared the whole story in a subsequent video dedicated solely to a storytime format. She explained that the scholarship offer was more complex than a phone call. She mentioned that she had visited the school on multiple occasions, even organizing a trip for 15 individuals, allowing her to establish connections with the admissions office staff. She explained how her previous experience had paid off. "They were able to see my work ethic beforehand and just get my personality." Jayda then revealed that she discovered a relatively unknown scholarship. "The scholarship is tucked away on the internet. Unless you're looking for it, you won't find it." Leveraging her understanding of the scholarship and the strong connections she had built with the admission office, she made a compelling case for herself to be considered for the opportunity.
After being admitted to the university, Jayda hoped that she would receive the scholarship. However, as weeks passed without any offer, she reached out to her mom in tears. Her mom advised her to call the dean directly. She recalls in the video, "I thought that was crazy, but whatever." Jayda took a chance and made the call one afternoon. Although the dean seemed uncertain during the conversation, she promised to call Jayda back in 5 minutes. To Jayda's surprise, the dean called back with incredible news. Thanks to Jayda's networking efforts and impressive GPA, the dean offered her a life-changing law school scholarship.
Shows what you can achieve if you just listen to your mother!