The president of Simmons College was driving in the west end of Louisville when he spotted Montez Jones dancing on Martin Luther King Day.
The president pulled over and started talking to him, then offered him a full ride to college.
Jones said he once dreamed of being a doctor but got into trouble with the law. He plans to take the scholarship.
"It's like me being a newborn start my life all over again fresh," said Montez. "Hopefully it will be a good start for me. I'm going to take it. I'm going to take it and run with it though."
Simmons is a small, historically black Bible college. It will be fully accredited next month.
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