A recent high school graduate from Memphis, Tennessee, is tasked with an unusually difficult decision, which college she should attend after being accepted to a whopping 149.
Shariah Edwards just graduated from Power Center Academy High School and now has offers from 149 different colleges and universities across the country.
She was also offered an astounding $7,620,548 in scholarship money from the different institutions.
‘She has totally blown us away,’ the school’s college counselor Tamara Woods-Wormley told CBS News.
Woods-Wormely said she gave Edwards a list of colleges without application fees, and every day the star-student would come in and ask to have her transcripts sent to a different school.
The straight-A student never expected such a momentous outcome, and was just attempting to maximize her options for higher education and relieve any of her family’s financial burden that comes along with applying to colleges.
Edwards was hoping to become a ‘Million Dollar Scholar’, which her school uses to encourage more students to apply for scholarships. If a student earns $1million in scholarship offers, they are given a symbolic check during graduation, reported CBS.
After receiving all of the offers, Edwards provided her guidance counselor with proof, which was recorded into a spreadsheet.
Out of 145 graduating students at PCAHS, Edwards earned the most in scholarship money, though the grand total was over $30million.
All of the schools she was accepted to are four-year institutions, Woods-Wormley told CBS, and are all over the country.
‘I didn’t want to limit myself, so I did research and applied to the ones I was interested in,’ Edwards told CBS.
‘I was amazed, because i didn’t think I would get that many acceptances,’ she explained.
She said she is still narrowing down her vast number of choices, but that Tennessee State University is at the top of the list.