17-Year Old Student Awarded $1.6 Million in Scholarships and Accepted into 39 Colleges
Atlanta, GA — Jordan Nixon, a 17-year old high school senior from Atlanta, has so far received offers from 39 colleges and universities and has been awarded a whopping $1.6 million in scholarship money. She definitely has a lot of choices already but some schools are still sending her acceptance letters.
“The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all,” Nixon told WBAL-TV.
Nixon was hands-on with her applications as she really researched thoroughly what would best fit her. She prefers to study international business as a major in a school with diversity so she particularly looked for schools that offer that.
Her proud parents, Angelia and Arthur Nixon, described her as independent, responsible, and versatile. They said, “We’re so happy for her because she does put in a lot of due diligence into applying for these schools.”
Nixon, a well-rounded student, participates in various extracurricular activities including Chick-fil-A Leader Academy and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). She is also one of the captains of the varsity cheer team at Douglas County.
Despite her multiple workloads, she managed to apply to over 50 schools for college. So far, she received letters from 39 schools congratulating her for being accepted.
“It’s shocking, each and every time. You’re taken aback every time you open one,” Nixon said.
“It really was amazing at first, and then it became, ‘When are the letters going to stop?'” her mom joked.
Her high school is also proud of her. Nixon is the first student in their school to receive the most acceptance letters.
“Students like Jordan, who took advantage of being able to apply to a lot of schools through certain avenues like the Common Black App (College Black College Application), you can apply to a lot of schools with one low price for that one, and also, Common App, they can apply to up to 20 schools at one time on one app,” said Pinky Quick, the College and Career Center Specialist at Douglas County High School.
She has until May 1 to decide which school to choose.