Another teen, an African-American, has won himself the choice of attending any of 20 universities that have offered him full scholarships.
It is not only that Michael Brown, 17, applied to the schools, but applied and was granted a full ride at no cost to him to be tutored in the hallowed halls of the great universities.
He has offers from Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Georgetown, you name the top school and there is a chance he has been offered a full ride scholarship.
Michael is a senior at Lamar High School in Houston and a part of a programme called EMERGE Fellowship. This is a fellowship which, according to its website, “empowers and prepares high performing students from under-served communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation.”
Described as hardworking and caring, Michael is an inspiration to those who put the work in as hardwork does pay.
The news has left his mother in awe and overjoyed, saying she knew he got top grades but did not see this coming.
This has exceeded anything I ever thought. When I went to college, I paid for it myself,” Rutledge-Brown said.
“I really knew that when we went to the EMERGE orientation and saw the people that came back to speak, he would be able to go to school.”
“It’s surprising I was accepted to all of them,” Michael said in response.
The young man is involved in a long list of extracurricular activities, including debate and volunteering in community service.
Michael hasn’t made a final decision on which school he will choose yet though it will be one of Northwestern, Georgetown, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Penn, or Harvard.