Black high school student accepted into 20 top colleges, with full ride scholarship
Carol Ozemhoya ow contributor | 4/3/2018, 11:12 a.m.
Michael Brown, a 17-year-old high school senior in Houston, applied to 20 of the nation’s top colleges and universities, and got accepted at every one, and he also was give full ride scholarships. Now the hard part, as he has to decided where he wants to go. Choices he has include Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Georgetown and Northwestern. He also has stacked up about $260,000 in scholarship money from various sources. Brown has a 4.58 GPA, and ACT score of 34 out of 36, an SAT score of 1,540 out of 1,600, and a record of being on the debate team, Key Club and other activities. “For me, it’s important to highlight that I’m not the only student of color who is achieving,” the 17-year-old said. Brown also said his biggest inspiration is his mother. Brown said he is looking to major in political science but eventually wants to be become an attorney. The young man also credited certain programs with helping him along the way, such as QuestBridge, Breakthrough Collaboration and Emege Fellowship, all which work to provide low-income families with information about higher education options.