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Friday, April 26, 2019

Black Teen Accepted into 115 Colleges and Awarded $3.7 Million in Scholarships

Antoinette Love

Antoinette Love

New Orleans, LA — Antoinette Love, a senior student attending International High School of New Orleans, has been accepted into all 115 of the colleges that she applied to. Aside from that, she has also been awarded $3.7 million in scholarships!

“The IHSNO community is so proud of you and your accomplishments!” her school wrote in a celebratory Facebook post and shared a photo of her with her parents and some of her acceptance letters.

Love, who plans to major in elementary education, hasn’t chosen a school to attend yet but she plans to visit some in the next days before making a final decision by May 1.

Love has managed to apply to all those schools through online application tools that would make it easy to apply to numerous universities at once such as Common Application and Common Black College Application, which she used to apply to 50 HBCUs. She also used application-fee waivers.

Love may have been reaching new heights in terms of higher education, but she actually underwent challenges ever since she was born. Her parents, Anthony and Yolanda Love, were both in their teenage years when she was born 6 weeks premature, weighing only 4.4 pounds. She had to spend her first 23 days in the hospital.

When she was 2 years old, she again had to be taken to the hospital after being attacked by a dog. Thankfully, she did not sustain any serious permanent injuries.

Now, Love is an outstanding student with a 3.5 GPA and is dual enrolled at Delgado Community College. She has also been recently inducted into the National Senior Beta Club, the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society at her school.

Despite all that, she still enjoys her time with her family including her younger siblings who were between 9 and 15 years old.

“We have so much going on in our lives to where this is that one moment where it’s something good and something positive, not only for our family but for the city, too, to show what kind of kids New Orleans has,” her mother, Yolanda, told NOLA.com.