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Meet the HS Senior Who Received 115 College Acceptances and Over $3.7 Million in Scholarships

Meet the HS Senior Who Received 115 College Acceptances and Over $3.7 Million in Scholarships

Instead of participating in viral social media challenges, New Orleans, Louisiana high school senior, Antoinette Love, embarked upon her own personal challenge to see how many colleges she could get into. After losing count of how many institutions she applied to, the acceptance letters and scholarship offers have poured in and thus far, she has received favorable news from 115 colleges and universities and upwards of $3.7 million in scholarship offers.

Love shared in an interview with CNN, “at first I didn’t think I was going to get this many, but they just kept coming and I was like ‘Oh my gosh.’” 

Love has a 3.7 overall GPA at the International High School of New Orleans. The college preparatory charter school is fairly new having opened in 2009. The school is the only high school in New Orleans that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program, multiple foreign language course options, and a global approach to one’s education so that their students are better equipped to be successful in any post-secondary institution. 

People often wonder how students are able to afford applying to so many schools. One way to do it is through the Common Black College Application which allows students to apply to 53 Historically Black Colleges and Universities at once for one fee. Love used that resource along with waivers to help minimize the cost.

In addition to excelling in the classroom, Love is also involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including the national honor society, anime club, video game club, and the English honor society. She also holds down a part time job at a local retail store selling neckties, cuff links, and socks. 

Some of the acceptances she has received thus far include schools like: Louisiana State University, Brandeis University, Mississippi State University, and Fisk University. 

She aspires to study elementary education and one day become a teacher. 

“I like influencing others to be good and be their best,” Love went on to share. 

She is still in the process of visiting various campuses and plans to make her by May 1st. 

Congratulations, Antoinette and best wishes to you where ever you decide to venture off and begin your college career! We salute you!