- Antoinette Love, a senior at International High School of New Orleans, has been accepted into 115 colleges and received more than $US3.7 million in scholarship offers.
- Love, who hopes to major in elementary education and become a teacher, has to decide where she’ll attend by May 1.
- Love will be the first in her family to attend college.
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A New Orleans high school student has been accepted into 115 colleges and received more than $US3.7 million in scholarship offers.
Antoinette Love, a senior at International High School of New Orleans, has to decide which of the 115 schools she wants to attend by May 1.
The teen told Nola.com that she started applying to schools in September. The first school that accepted her offered her $US72,000 in scholarships.
Love was able to apply to so many schools buy seeking out application fee waivers, using the College Common App to apply to multiple schools through one application, and using the Common Black College Application to apply to 50 historically black universities across the country, her mother, Yolanda Love, told Nola.com.
Despite receiving $US3,775,230 in scholarships, no school has offered Love a full-ride.
Love, who has a 3.5 grade point average, is dual-enrolled at Delgado Community College. She is a member of the National Senior Beta Club, the National Honour Society, the National English Honour Society, and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honour Society.
When she’s not studying, she helps her parents raise her four siblings, aged 9 to 15.
She hopes to major in elementary education and become a teacher.
“This really is a dream come true,” she told WDSU. “All my hours of studying, writing, and classes have paid off in the best possible way, and I can’t wait to move forward and start my college education.”
Love is the first in her family to go to college – her parents had her as teens, and while her mother received her high school degree, her father left school to support their family.
“We have so much going on in our lives to where this is that one moment where it’s something good and something positive, not only for our family but for the city, too, to show what kind of kids New Orleans has,” Yolanda Love, said.
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