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Shariah Edwards

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High School Student Offered $7.6M from 149 Colleges

Shariah Edwards, a graduate of Power Center Academy High School, a charter school in Memphis, Tennessee was accepted to 149 colleges across the country.

She was also offered $7,620,548 in scholarship money from the different institutions.


Shariah said she never expected this outcome. All she wanted to do was maximize her options for higher education and relieve the financial burden on her family.

“I feel blessed, I feel like I deserve it, worked so hard these past four years, sleepless nights, a lot of work, work, AP classes, honors classes,” Shariah said.

She is still narrowing down which college she wants to attend, but Tennessee State University is at the top of her list.

As if this isn’t amazing enough, there were a few other “Million Dollar Scholars” and we just had to shout them out also. Their hard work should not go unrecognized.

Mariah Rhodes – $3.8M
Chloe Robinson – $2.8M
LaTyia Smith – $1.8M
Matthew McKnight – $1M


See the rest of the graduation pics on the schools Facebook page here.


by Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson