Teen Accepted to 113 Colleges, Granted $4.5 million in Scholarships

posted May 4, 2018, 6:53 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Jordan Croswell

    Jasmine Harrison is a 17 year old student who lives in North Carolina. She is expected to graduate May 24th with a perfect GPA, but she’s not leaving high school with only a diploma. Harrison surprisingly is leaving high school with 113 college acceptance letters and $4.5 million dollars in scholarships.

    "When I got the first couple in the mail, I was like, 'OK, this is really happening,'" Harrison told CBS affiliate WFMY-TV. "I didn't really think I'd be able to do that."

    Like any other student, Harrison took advantage of the College Foundation of North Carolina College Application Week. The College Foundation of North Carolina College Application Week is a where students can apply to a number of local schools for free. Some application fees costs up to $80 or $90. With the help from her mom and teachers, Harrison applied to more than 100 colleges for only $135. She also received help from the Common Black College Application and applied to 53 historically black colleges and universities.

    “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 confided.

    She received acceptance letters from 26 and full rides from three. After looking over each college, Harrison has decided to go to Bennett College in Greensboro and plans to enroll there in the fall with a major in biology.



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