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Betting On Herself Led Sydni Smith To Get Accepted Into 57 Schools With $1.8M In Scholarship Offers

Success is better when you find a way to share it with others, and high school graduate Sydni Smith knows it firsthand as she is paying it forward to future college students. After being accepted into 57 schools and awarded $1.8 million in scholarships, the 17-year-old has gems of wisdom for those who aspire to have a successful application process, USA Today reports.

Jun 22, 2022

Birmingham Student Kylan Benson Gets Accepted Into Four Ivy League Schools, Offered $3M In Scholarships

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

Five Baltimore Students Get Awarded With Full Ride Scholarships To College

College tuition is a hot button present day topic. A lingering question always is, who is going to pay for it? In this country, a college education is often touted as one of the many paths toward a successful future. But with college tuition hiking up as it recently has, it could pose as a deterrent. Incoming students around the world face this predicament, but a set of Baltimore City students have just got the answer they were looking for. According to BET News , five Baltimore City students found out that their entire college education would be fully paid for. McDaniel College and the CollegeBound Foundation made a surprise visit to the student’s high schools and presented them with scholarship awards . Each awardee is at the top of their respective classes and earned the awards for their academic success and effort. The five scholarship recipients include: Azzure Brooks (Coppin Academy) Jay Artis (Green Street Academy) Kevin Quintanilla (Academy for College and Career...

Apr 12, 2022

College Football Player Alex Austin Gives Back To Students With Scholarship Funded By His NIL Deal

We often hear of student-athletes securing name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals that lead them to thrive in their careers. However, learning of ones that specifically help others isn’t your typical story — that is until a recent partnership with Oregon State football player Alex Austin. The college defensive back teamed up with Access Scholarships and the Hirect App to create his own scholarship, the Alex Austin Overcoming Adversity Scholarship, according to Los Angeles Sentinel. I’m extremely blessed & fortunate to be able to launch my Overcoming Adversity Scholarship, created in partnership with Access Scholarships and @HirectApp The scholarship is open to all high school and college students in the US. Head over to the link in my bio to apply now! — Alex Austin (@kinnggalex) February 15, 2022 With the help of his agent Shawn O’Gorman, Austin launched his scholarship. According to the athlete, being a community activist since a young age played a role...

Mar 3, 2022

Hope Chicago Awards 4,000 Debt-Free College Scholarships As A Part Of A $1B Commitment

Over the last week, the student bodies of five Chicago public high schools received a heartwarming surprise to catapult their future careers. Hope Chicago, a non-profit organization that promotes educational equity, awarded 4,000 students in 9th to 12th grade and their parents with full, debt-free college scholarships, according to a press release. The funding is a part of Hope Chicago’s commitment of investing $1 billion in scholarships to Chicago student-families over the next decade to “redefine the education landscape” across the Windy City. “I know from experience the promise of Chicago’s public school students, as well as what limits the ability of those in under-resourced neighborhoods to go to college and eventually build great careers, start businesses, add to the city’s economic vitality and contribute to the growth, stability and safety of their communities,” CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson said in a statement . “The city and all of us who live and work here are missing out on...

Feb 28, 2022

Teenager Omarion Calloway Has Been Admitted To His Dream School And Awarded $1.3M In Scholarships

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