How one student was offered over $1 million in scholarships

Good Morning America recently reported one student, Mimi Mallory, a high school senior at Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, FL, was offered more than $1 million in merit based scholarships.

She was awarded more than $1,000,000 total from the 11 schools to which we was accepted. Offers included:

Mercer University, $212,000
University Alabama, Full tuition
Southern Methodist University, $166,000

She ultimately chose SMU which was her dream school. How did she do this? She worked hard in preparation for the college admissions process and had a plan.

She is Vice President of the senior class, Secretary of her honors society, President of the productions team that runs the high school announcements, and still maintains a 4.625 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Her weighted GPA comes from Mosley’s Advanced Placement Program for Success, which offers 21 Advanced Placement classes and 19 Dual-Enrollment classes — a rigorous curriculum she credits as one of the main reasons she earned so many scholarships.

Mallory has also been an equestrian rider since she was in fifth grade. She started as a jumping equestrian but, after breaking her femur in freshman year, she quickly picked up dressage — when the rider and horse perform a series of memorized movements — and even placed second in the nation for a national award.

Mallory also credits her parents for her success and their unwavering support through her busy schedule.

For college, Mallory plans to stay involved in many activities, much like her high school years. She said she will continue riding and plans to be either pre-med or pre-law.

This is great information to share with your students as they embark on their college search. They may not get $1,000,000 in scholarships but with hard work and a plan there is money available to all students that are willing to strive for their best.