Need a dose of #BlackGirlMagic today?
Jasmine Harrison, a 17-year-old teen from Greensboro, North Carolina, applied to hundreds of colleges and universities and was accepted to 113 of them, according to WFMY News 2.
Harrison is expected to graduate from The Academy at Smith in just a few weeks on May 24 with a perfect 4.0 GPA. If that wasn’t special enough, the teen also received more than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships to finance her collegiate education.
In addition, Harrison was awarded full rides to Ed Waters College in Jacksonville, FL, Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS, and Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. All three schools are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs.)
You might think applying to all these schools may have cost her a fortune. Wrong! Harrison credits her school’s faculty for their assistance and her mother for her guidance and helping Harrison with the $135 in application fees.
Thanks to the College Foundation of North Carolina, Harrison was able to apply for several colleges in North Carolina for free. And, in true #BlackGirlMagic fashion, Harrison applied to 53 HBCUs using the Common Black College Application as well as another 20 mainstream schools.
“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 told WFMY-TV.
Harrison, who plans to major in biology, has ultimately chosen Bennett College as her school of choice and will attend in a full scholarship. She hopes to one day become NICU nurse.
“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.”
Something tells us that if Harrison was that dedicated in high school, she will have no problem getting through the next four years of college.