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17-year old wins $16 million in scholarships to 39 universities

  • A 17-year old won $16 million in scholarships to 39 universities.
  • The young lady applied to about 50 schools which made her the most accepted student in her high school.
  • She served as one of the varsity cheer team captains at Douglas County High School

Jordan Nixon, a smart 17-year-old graduated with honours and has received over $16 million in scholarships offers from 39 different colleges.

Jordan Nixon received a diploma from Douglas County High School in the US. Her outstanding achievement earned her $16 million in scholarships to 39 schools and universities across the country.

Jordan claimed to have taken her applications seriously and to have done extensive research into what would work best for her. 

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Some schools are still sending her acceptance letters, she said.

“The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all,” she said.

She claimed she applied to roughly 50 schools, making her acceptances the most of any Douglas County High School student ever.

17-year old wins $16 million in scholarships to 39 universities

$16 million in scholarships alone

Angelia and Arthur Nixon, Jordan’s parents, characterized her as independent, dependable, and adaptable. 

They expressed their happiness at her admission, noting how hard she worked on her application.

“We’re so happy for her because she does put in a lot of due diligence into applying for these schools,” they said.

Jordan took part in a variety of extracurricular activities while she was a student, such as DECA and the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy. 

She serves as one of the varsity cheer team captains at Douglas County High School.

Jordan stated that although she is still unsure of the institution she would attend, she specifically looked for colleges that offered international business as a major because she wanted to major in it at a diverse institution.

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Brilliant lady wins scholarship to Oxford University, set to earn masters degree

Meanwhile, a Nigerian lady named Edidiong Umoh has received a scholarship to the University of Oxford where she is set to earn a Master’s degree.

Edidiong received the Saïd Foundation Scholarship and the  Mastercard Foundation Africa Oxford Initiative Scholarship to study at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

She was also offered admission and a bursary award from the Cambridge Judge Business School. She took to social media to celebrate her achievement and announce her accomplishment.