High School Student Gets Accepted Into 115 Colleges AND Gets Offered 3.8 Million In Scholarships
One New Orleans high school student is shinin’, shinin’, shinin’ with all the winning she’s doing in her college hustle.
According to The New Orleans Advocate, 18-year-old Antoinette Love got accepted into 115 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, and on top of this, she was offered nearly $3.8 MILLion in scholarships.
The senior at the International High School of New Orleans plans to major in elementary education. According to school officials, she’s among the seniors accepted by the most colleges with the most financial offers.
“I started applying in September, and just kept applying and applying until my tiny mailbox at home was suddenly overflowing with letter after letter and dozens of scholarship offers,” said Love, a New Orleans native.
AND Love is still awaiting responses from 12 more schools.
The winning scholar has maintained a 3.5 G.P.A. throughout high school and she’s attended dual enrollment at Delgado Community College for two semesters. She’s interested in attending historically Black colleges and universities and has already applied to 50 of these schools by using the Common Black College Application. She did all this while looking after her four younger siblings and working, according to NOLA.com.
Love comes from parents who birthed her when they were just teenagers. Her mom Yolanda Love told NOLA.com, “I was nervous when her dad and I had her at the young ages of 15 and 17 and I was frightened when she was viciously attacked by a dog as a 2-year-old and survived.”
“We have so much going on in our lives to where this is that one moment where it’s something good and something positive, not only for our family but for the city, too, to show what kind of kids New Orleans has.”
Love plans on visiting several colleges that have awarded her scholarships in the upcoming weeks. Her mom is hoping one school will offer her a full ride, saying it would ease the stress on her family.
“This really is a dream come true,” Love told The New Orleans Advocate about her acceptances. “All my hours of studying, writing and classes have paid off in the best possible way, and I can’t wait to move forward and start my college education.”