Shankar Robinson-Owens, 17, has applied to more than 20 colleges and universities. But the story of this high school student did not end there; she has now received over $ 1 million in scholarships!
“We’re thrilled,” Christine Owens, her aunt, told Good Morning America. “I knew she wouldn’t have a problem getting into colleges, but we didn’t know they would give her that much money in scholarships.”
According to the Shaderoom, Owens ended up on national news when she applied to all of her colleges, and the story was truly inspiring. She has a great opportunity ahead of her and some of the colleges she was accepted to were local in Pennsylvania: Moravian College, La Salle University, Temple University and Cabrini University.
Shanya said she was “pretty excited” and “not really expecting it”.
According to The Shaderoom, Owens currently attends George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and since then has a 3.2 GPA. She attends her classes and enjoys writing and listening to music in her spare time. She has also been involved in social action at her school, her principal told Good Morning America.
Owens advises his fellow students to remember to be patient with yourself and your work during this pandemic. She says, “Stay focused. If you need a little time, that’s OK. You can tell your teachers because they know you’re stressed out.”
She will be graduating in June, but has not yet decided where to go, but wherever she decides to go, she will earn a bright and hardworking student.