Jasmine Harrison: $4.5M Scholarship And Gets 113 Acceptance Letters.
A 17-year-old from North Carolina was accepted into 113 universities across the country and awarded over $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships as a result.
The incredible success story is now going viral.
Jasmine Harrison used the Common Black College application to apply to exactly 53 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Then, she took advantage of the College Foundation of North Carolina College Application Month perks and applied to schools in the state for free. Not satisfied, she then used the Common Application and applied to 20 others.
Twenty-six HBCUs accepted her, and she received acceptance letters from 87 other universities.
While she chose to go to Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, with a full scholarship to study biology, she was also awarded fully paid scholarships to attend Ed Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi — all HBCUs.
“When I got the first couple in the mail, I was like, ‘OK, this is really happening.’ I didn’t really think I’d be able to do that,” Harrison told reporters.
“On those late nights when I was filling out those applications with my mom, and we just felt like we cannot do this, we just ended up singing gospel songs together to get through the night,” Harrison added.
It’s quite inspiring that a student who worked hard to achieve a dream actually saw it come true.
We’re sure Harrison will make the best out of this opportunity. After all, she’s shown she has the tenacity and dedication to see this through.