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Luke Scott Is Among A Group Of Incarcerated Individuals Enrolled In California's 'Groundbreaking' Master's Degree Program

While being incarcerated, Luke Scott is fully seizing a new opportunity in California. At age 60, and while serving time without parole, Scott has earned eight associate’s degrees, and in 2022, a bachelor’s degree in communications, the Los Angeles Times reports. Earning the latter from Sacramento State as an inmate at Mule Creek State Prison came decades after he promised his mother, who passed away in 2011, that he would one day be a college graduate.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 9, 2023

Black STEM 'Jeanius' Earns Master's Degree in Environmental Science at 14

Chicago teen genius Dorothy Jean Tillman has always excelled. At eight-months-old, she began talking, and by age four, she was doing math. Now, at 14, the STEM-focused teen has earned a master’s degree in sustainable science and environmental planning reports Rolling Out . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ankobea Ama Akuffo (Dorothy Jean Tillman) (@dorothyjeanius) In an interview, Tillman says she began her college career after completing her high school courses at nine-years-old. “I was finishing up high school courses and starting with my associates, and I got that [degree] when I was about to turn 11,” she said. “Moving on from there, since a lot of the associate course hours count for your bachelor’s, I had a good head start when I started my bachelor’s. By the time I was 12, I had my bachelor’s in humanities.” Looking ahead toward a bright future, Tillman dreams to open a STEM lab for kids. She’s also considering continuing her education to further her career in...

Niki McGloster

May 21, 2020