Thursday, May 9, 2019
Times-Picayune, New Orleans Teen Gets 115 College Acceptance Letters:
When Antoinette Love was born six weeks prematurely to Anthony and Yolanda Love, all her mother wanted was for Love to live. The New Orleans native only weighed 4.4 pounds, but she eventually left the hospital 23 days later.
Years later, Love blew past another milestone: Acceptance into 115 colleges and universities nationwide.
Love, a senior at the International High School of New Orleans, applied to and was unanimously accepted at 115 schools across the country, according to her school. Her efforts also resulted in more than $3.7 million in offered scholarships. Love is determined to become an educator and wants to major in elementary education beginning this fall, her mother [Yolanda] said by phone. ...
Her counselor Denise James helped her identify college application fee waivers. Love also used the College Common App to apply to multiple colleges through one application, and the Common Black College Application to apply at 50 historically black universities, Yolanda Love said.
Love’s mother said she’s still hoping a school will offer Love a full-ride scholarship because none of the offers so far would fully pay for Love’s college education. A full ride would ease the stress on their family, the mother said.