By PAULA ROGO via https://www.essence.com
A North Carolina teen is celebrating her acceptance into 113 colleges this year and earning almost $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.
Jasmine Harrison, 17, was strategic in her application process, choosing to cast her net as wide as possible while only paying $135 in application fees with the help of her school and community.
And the effort all paid off: she will be attending Bennett College, thehistorically Black college and university in her home state, on a full-ride scholarship to study biology.
“On those late nights when I was filling out those applications with my mom and we just felt like we cannot do this, we just ended up singing gospel songs together to get through the night,” Harrison told WFMY News.
She will graduate from The Academy at Smith in Greensboro, N.C. later this month with a 4.0 GPA. Harrison was also offered full-ride scholarships from Ed Waters College in Jacksonville, FL and Mississippi …