Antoinette Love, a senior at the International High School of New Orleans, was unanimously accepted into each of the 115 schools she applied to and has been presented with a total of $3.7 million in scholarships, the school announced on Facebook.
Love plans to begin college in the fall and major in elementary education, her mother, Yolanda Love, told NOLA.com. Next week, she will begin touring several colleges in an effort to narrow down her choices, and she is planning to make a decision by May 1.
Love advised other college hopefuls on the brink of filling out applications to seek out as many fee waivers as possible and to only apply to schools that they “really want” to attend, she told NOLA.com.
The savvy student used several resources to help her since she began her quest for a higher education in September, her mother said. In addition to seeking advice from school counselors, Love used the Common Application, a tool that allows students to apply to more than 800 colleges and universities around the country, as well as the Common Black College Application, which she used to apply to 50 historically black universities, her mother said.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Julia Jacobo