#KeepingUpWithNya: Teen offered $1 million in scholarships after applying in 30 colleges

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 07, 2021, 01.39 PM(IST)

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Once the acceptance letters started pouring in, her family started calculating the amount combining all her scholarship packages and realised the amount was near $1 million

More than getting admission to a college of your choice, the more tiring thing is to first apply to various colleges. However, turns out that can bring you more than just an acceptance letter.

A 17-year-old high school senior from Philadelphia has been offered nearly $1 million in scholarship money after she applied to several colleges.

Shanya Robinson-Owens is a senior at the George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science. She had been applying for colleges and ended up hitting 'submit' for nearly 25-30 colleges, hoping to find a college that suits her requirements and monetary situation.

While she was not hoping to get many acceptance letters, she got the shock of her life as soon as her acceptance letters started coming in her mail.

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"I didn't expect to get this, I knew about the scholarships, but I didn't expect it to be this much, at all," she said.

Once the acceptance letters started pouring in, her family started calculating the amount combining all her scholarship packages and realised the amount was near $1 million.

To keep up with her progress, they even created a hashtag '#KeepingUpWithNya'.

Robinson-Owens has received offers from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, La Salle University in Philadelphia, Temple University in Philadelphia, Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri and Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

However, she is still in the process of touring college campuses and will make a final decision only after finishing off the tours and keeping in mind all important factors.

"I don't want to base it off money and then I don't like the school and not finish," Robinson-Owens, who hopes to pursue a degree in psychology in the fall season, after finishing her high school in June.

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