Shariah Edwards simply graduated from Power Center Academy High School, a sanction school in Memphis, Tennessee. Presently, she’s looked with an undertaking numerous ongoing secondary school graduates must do – – pick which school of those she was acknowledged to she needs to go to.
In any case, Shariah’s circumstance is remarkable, in more routes than one. She was acknowledged to 149 universities the nation over, as per an advisor at the school. She’s additionally been offered more than $7.6 million in grant cash.
“She has completely overwhelmed us,” said Tamara Woods-Wormley, the school advocate at Power Center Academy High School. “I gave her a rundown of schools from a to z that don’t have application expenses … consistently she would come into the workplace and request to send transcripts anywhere.”
Shariah, a straight-An understudy, never expected this result. She just needed to amplify her choices for advanced education and ease the monetary weight on her family. Her objective was to end up a Million Dollar Scholar, a title her school uses to urge understudies to apply for grant cash – either through legitimacy programs or secretly – to enable them to head off to college. On the off chance that they win in any event $1 million in offers, they are given an emblematic check at graduation.
To monitor affirmations and grant offers, all letters must be given to Woods-Wormley. They are then checked and recorded in a spreadsheet, which was evaluated by CBS News. Shariah was the most elevated worker of the 145 understudies in the class of 2017, which Power Center Academy says got more than $30 million in all out grant offers.
As indicated by Woods-Wormley, the greater part of the schools Shariah was acknowledged to are four-year organizations. The schools are truly everywhere throughout the nation, from Regis University in Colorado, to Tuskegee University in Alabama, to Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island.
“I would not like to restrain myself, so I did research and connected to the ones I was keen on,” Shariah disclosed to CBS News. “I was astounded, in light of the fact that I didn’t figure I would get that numerous acknowledgments.”
Shariah says she is as yet narrowing down where she needs to head off to college, yet Tennessee State University is one of her best decisions.