Applying to not less than 20 colleges, one high school senior from Philadelphia has been awarded a scholarship of over $1 million money.
Shanya Robinson-Owens, 17, hoping to find the school best suited for her, applied to around 25 to 30 different colleges. As her acceptance letters came, her family realized she was being offered over $1 million in scholarship money.
A senior from The George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science didn’t have many expectations when applying to colleges.
“I didn’t expect to get this though I knew about the scholarships. I didn’t contemplate it to be this much,” Shanya said.
After Robinson-Owens began her application process, her family started counting all her scholarship grants. They created the hashtag on social media #KeepingUpWithNya to track her progress.
The high schooler is still in the procedure of touring college campuses and hasn’t decided where she’ll end up. She said that she wants to assess her options carefully, not merely pick the school that offers her the most handsome scholarship. “I don’t want it to be based on money. Then if I don’t like the school, I would not complete,” said Robinson-Owens.
Some of the universities that have made offers to her are Moravian College in Bethlehem, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, La Salle University in Philadelphia, Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Once she makes her ultimate decision, Robinson-Owens desires to study psychology. Some of her favourite subjects in school have been chemistry and physics. The high schooler also enjoys journalism and has also contributed to her school’s news website and podcast. She’s also a part of her school’s yearbook committee.
Robinson-Owens will be graduating from high school in June and will start her college career in the fall.