Shariah Edwards simply graduated from Power Center Academy High School, a contract school in Memphis, Tennessee. Presently, she’s looked with an assignment numerous current secondary school graduates must do – – pick which school of those she was acknowledged to she needs to go to.
Be that as it may, Shariah’s circumstance is one of a kind, in more routes than one. She was acknowledged to 149 universities the nation over, as per a guide 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 instructor 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 essentially needed to augment her choices for advanced education and mitigate 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 acquire at any rate $1 million in offers, they are given a representative 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 looked into by CBS News. Shariah was the most astounding worker of the 145 understudies in the class of 2017, which Power Center Academy says got more than $30 million in complete grant offers.
As indicated by Woods-Wormley, the greater part of the schools Shariah was acknowledged to are four-year foundations. The schools are actually 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 restrict myself, so I did research and connected to the ones I was keen on,” Shariah revealed to CBS News. “I was astonished, 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 set off for college, yet Tennessee State University is one of her best decisions.