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College Student Shares How She Got Over $1M In Scholarships

In a candid interview with Harvey Bracken-Smith’s “Personable” YouTube channel, revealed that early in her high school years, she intentionally studied the trajectories of successful students before her.

“I saw what they were doing…they were the SGA president…the BSA presidents…the Beta Club presidents…in National Honor Society,” she recounted. Brown sought guidance and inquired, “‘How did you do it? I’m not trying to pay for college.’”

Seizing the opportunity presented by the COVID-19 pandemic’s constraints, Brown immersed herself in extensive research and curated a list of schools that provided a major, minor, or certificate in the things she was interested in.

Her diligence extended to exploring prestigious scholarships, from Coca-Cola to sorority and fraternity offerings.

“When I first visited Duke, I had this euphoric feeling – I was like, ‘Wow, I could see myself conquering a lot here,’” she said. “It was the only one that made sense.” With a keen understanding that she was a Black woman and the university’s competitive acceptance rate was around 7%, Brown strategized her path to admission.

Before embarking on the Common App process, Brown attended numerous college fairs, leveraging her impressive resume and academic record to secure on-site admissions and scholarships. Additionally, she applied to several HBCUs through the Black Common App, which garnered academic scholarships from multiple institutions.

With aspirations to pursue visual media studies in college with a minor in journalism, Brown strategically pursued extracurricular activities aligned with her passions, including poetry, writing, and film production. “I think a lot of the time students don’t understand that you have to be more than just a student,” she asserted. The young scholar credited her success to the unwavering support of her “village”—her father, mother, grandmother, and brother.

Brown’s entrepreneurial spirit has manifested in the creation of her own production company, Elom & Co. Productions, dedicated to emerging creators. According to her interview with Bracken-Smith, her accolades include becoming the youngest intern at Warner Studios when she was a teen, securing a coveted spot in a Harvard Debating project, as well as launching the Scholar Social podcast.

According to her LinkedIn, she looks forward to a summer internship with DirectTV’s content team. She recently became a Branding Strategy & Business Analytics Extern at Beats by Dre.

Source: Black Enterprise

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