It’s about that time of year again. College acceptance letters are rolling into the mailboxes of High School seniors, as they begin to accept the dreadful fact that they are officially young adults. But what is one to do when they have a line up of offers dishing out thousands of dollars in scholarships to attend some of the most prestigious HBCU’s in the country?
Chicago teen Ariyana Davis is elated, yet slightly under pressure after receiving her results from applying to several colleges under the Common Black College Application. The young scholar has managed to pull in acceptance letters and scholarships back to back, granting her a spot at all 24 colleges she applied to, 23 of those schools being Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Ms. Davis has always embraced her melanin skin and worked hard to maintain her GPA, as her main goal throughout her days at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School was to achieve great grades in order to attend an HBCU. During lunch hours don’t expect to catch her in the cafeteria, as she was working towards her goal, taking college prep courses offered at her school.
“They are known for producing successful black professionals,” she said. “It was important for me to go to an institution that feels like home.”
Out of all of her acceptances, Ariyana Davis has officially chose to settle down in Mississippi at Alcorn State University, beginning her accounting studies in the fall. Overall, she’s looking forward to partaking in honors courses and becoming a part of the ASU family.
— Ariyana Davis (@Royallovequeen1) April 10, 2017