17-year-old Ifeoma White-Thorpe has been accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools and Stanford. "Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Stanford," said Thorpe, who figured she'd give it a shot, but had no idea it would actually happen. "I was shaking, I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight and I clicked it and it said 'Congratulations' and I was like oh my goodness and then I was like, what did I say?" Ifeoma said. But despite how nervous she may have been, she's already established her career goals. "I want to go into global health and study biology and so many of them have great research facilities, so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply,"
she told ABC New York in an interview. Although the high-school senior hasn't committed to a school yet, she's hoping to gain scholarships for college by the time she graduates in June. "At this point none of the school's I've applied to said they give merit scholarships, so I'm praying that they give me some more financial aid or some money, shout out to all of those schools, please give me something," Ifeoma said. Share your thoughts after watching Ifeoma's inspiring story. What school should she attend based on her career goals?
Mike "Orie" Mosley was most recently a social media associate for Education Post. Orie also contributes to websites such as TheGrio.com, TheRoot.com and CurlyNikki.com where he focuses on writing editorial and news-style content highlighting positive African-American culture. He has also served as a social media manager for CurlyNikki.com.
Orie is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and holds ...