Youth being backed by a motivating support system can often lead them to achievements that they initially didn’t perceive as being possible. When weighing out his options of which schools to apply to, any of the nation’s eight prestigious schools weren’t initially on Birmingham native Kylan Benson’s list of choices. But, with the help of a nonprofit and his family, the Ramsay High School senior’s future is bright. WVTM 13 reports that Benson was offered $3 million in scholarships and accepted into 18 out of the 19 schools he applied to, including four Ivy League schools.
Apr 27, 2022
This Florida teen is already off to a great start! ABC News reports Florida high school student Jonathan Walker applied to 27 schools including Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. The decision to submit various application was to increase his likelihood of attending a top school. Little did he know he would not only receive a stamp of approval from each university but he would also receive up to $4 million in scholarships! “I’m thankful to God for him putting me in such an amazing position, but also just realizing that like, all these results, it’s not just because of me,” Walker told the Panama City News Herald. “I feel like I’m a product of the community that has been put around me and who’s fostered my growth.” Walker also shared a gem for other high school students who are prepping for college applications. “Keep grinding no matter what,” Walker said, according to WJHG.
Apr 15, 2022
The college application process can spur fear in many high schoolers, but the power of betting on yourself will always take you far. It’s that mentality that has led Georgia high school senior Makenzie Thompson to academic excellence, according to CNN. The 18-year-old, who is described as a “star student throughout high school,” applied to 51 universities and has since received 49 acceptance letters along with over $1 million in scholarship offers. The leap of faith came after Thompson attended college fairs and received fee waivers, the outlet reports. As of now, she only has one pending letter. “It was a very, very good experience, just to see your hard work paying off and getting to see them just pile up in a folder,” she said, according to CNN. “My family is ecstatic. Getting 49 acceptances and over 1.3 million, they’re like ‘wow, you’re going places.'”
Mar 29, 2022
This Louisiana high school senior will be on to bigger and better things! Kassidy Parnell attends Tara High School in Baton Rouge and shines with a GPA of 4.1. The impressive feat has placed Parnell at the top of the graduating class. Parnell is also dual-enrolled in computer science classes at Baton Rouge Community College. Her track record has caught the attention of various schools, securing over 100 college offers to date and collecting nearly $4.5 million in scholarships, WKBN 27 reports. Parnell’s acceptances include Southern University, Saint Louis University, Butler, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Seton Hall University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Kansas, Kent State University, and more. “This girl is a hard worker, loyal friend, organized, witty and makes good decisions,” said Lorenzo Bynum, Kassidy’s father, according to WKBN 27. “She loves to learn new things. If she doesn’t know something she will look it up and remember everything about it. She is not afraid to...
Mar 14, 2022
To not only be a first-generation college student, but to also be admitted to the school you envisioned growing up is truly what dreams are made of. Omarion Ikaika Calloway, a high school senior, is proof that your background doesn’t have to stop you from turning your ambitious goals into reality. From the age of 10, Calloway looked after the well-being of his grandmother and disabled autistic uncle, according to Black News. After grieving their passing, he used the inspiration that his grandma instilled in him as fuel to chase his dream of attending New York University. On Dec. 15, 2021, the teenager received his acceptance letter from the school. But, that’s not all. According to the outlet, Calloway’s academic excellence has led him to land acceptance into over 21 universities, as well as more than $1.3 million in scholarships. “I’m a happy and grateful mother, and I am immensely proud of him,” his mother Tiffany shared. “As his mother, I remain so proud of him that tears well up...
Feb 10, 2022
When it comes to racking up those college acceptance letters and coins for his tuition, one high school senior has got it covered. According to KVUE, Samuel Lyons is the Franklin High School (FHS) senior who has not only been admitted to 40 colleges but has been offered more than $1.6 million in scholarship money too. While the admission letters keep rolling in, it’s still only the beginning of May, so a guidance counselor at the school reveals that the list could continue to grow. “We started in August 2020 doing his college applications and he has diligently been working at home applying to colleges while virtual,” shared Guidance Counselor Ale Massenburg. “I do not believe this is all of his scholarship money or acceptance letters . We have completed several other scholarships from different organizations that we are waiting on. I believe that he will get those also.” Thus far Lyons has been admitted to the University of Richmond, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth...
May 10, 2021