More on Shine: They Spoke at Graduation? Surprising Celebrity Commencement Speakers
It was life-changing news for the 31-year-old mother of two, who will now be able to pay off more than half of her financial-aid debt.
"It makes me feel like I want to work even harder, and help other people be able to have that same feeling that I've been able to have," Williams told Yahoo! Shine in a phone interview. "It's really inspiring to me that there are people out there who would hear what someone else has to say, and then want to give such a generous gift because of it."
In her speech, Williams, a high school and college dropout, spoke about persevering with her education, even while caring for her young kids. “Over the Read More »from Mom's Graduation Speech Earns Her Money for College. Win!