North Carolina student accepted into 113 colleges with $4.5M in scholarships


As summer graduation dates loom for students across the country, North Carolina high school senior Jasmine Harrison has found herself with reason to celebrate — 113 reasons to be exact.

Harrison, a 17-year-old student who hails from Greensboro, recently learned that she was accepted to 113 colleges and universities and awarded over $4.5 million in scholarships, according to WFMY.

Those merit-based scholarships include full rides to three schools: Ed Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

"When I got the first couple in the mail, I was like, 'Okay, this is really happening,'" Harrison told the outlet. "I didn't really think I'd be able to do that."

The high school senior said that with the help of her mother, her school faculty and resources like the Common Application, the Common Black College Application and College Foundation of North Carolina College Application Week, she was able to apply to multiple schools at once. Even better? She paid just $135 total for all of her applications.

Harrison is expected to graduate from The Academy at Smith on May 24 with a 4.0 GPA, according to WFMY.

She plans to attend Bennett College on a full scholarship in the fall and major in Biology to one day become a neonatal intensive care unit nurse.

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