Teen accepted to 113 colleges, awarded $4.5M in scholarships

SHARE Teen accepted to 113 colleges, awarded $4.5M in scholarships
bennett_college_2_e1525389289594.jpg

Jasmine Harrison was accepted to 113 colleges and awarded $4.5M in scholarships using three application programs. She plans to attend Bennett College, and HBCU, on a full ride. | Facebook

GREENSBORO, N.C.—A Greensboro teen’s hard work paid off in a big way. Jasmine Harrison, 17, was accepted to 113 colleges and universities and awarded more than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.

Harrison will graduate from The Academy at Smith on May 24th with an expected 4.0 GPA.

With help from her school’s faculty and her mother, she was able to apply to all those schools for just $135.

Harrison was awarded full rides to three schools: Ed Waters College in Jacksonville, FL, Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS, and Bennett College in Greensboro, NC.

All three are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In fact, she was able to apply to 53 HBCUs with just oneCommon Black College Applicationand got into 26 that way.

“When I got the first couple in the mail, I was like, ‘Okay, this is really happening.’ I didn’t really think I’d be able to do that,” Harrison said.

Harrison also took advantage of the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) College Application Week, where she was apple to apply to a number of North Carolina schools for free.

Then on top of that, theCommon Applicationallowed her to apply to 20 more at once.

Harrison spent hours pouring over each entry making sure it was perfect and called on her faith when she wanted to quit.

“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 said.

Harrison plans to attend Bennett College on a full ride and major in biology. She said she wants to become a NICU nurse.

The Latest
Fifty years to the day since Title IX was signed into law, the longtime basketball coach remembered the women in his life who taught him to be the man he is.
Police have asked people to avoid the area of Remington Blvd. and Woodcreek Drive.
The personnel moves are too much to keep track of and absolutely exhausting, and that’s just for those of us lazing on the sofa.
However you’re logging your steps, the data from your device can be hard to interpret.
Terry wasn’t expected to go in the first round until the 20s, so jumping up to No. 18 overall had to make the Arizona product feel good. Not as good as at least five other teams that at least on paper had great drafts.