A pair of Georgia twins have their hearts set on attending Howard University in the fall, and money won’t be a thing because they’ve landed over $900,000 in scholarships.
Akhya C. and Akhea S. Mitchell both attend Troup County Comprehensive High School in LaGrange, Georgia, and currently have a 4.5 GPA and a 3.9 GPA.
The students used the Common Application, that allows you to apply to up to 700 schools for $25-90. The twins applied to 42 schools.
“We started out by attending college fairs and taking advantage of free applications on site,” Akhya, who is one minute older than her sister, said. “And some colleges offer days where the application was free so we took advantage.”
“As long as we could remember, our parents have instilled in us the importance of education,” Akhea said. “We were brought up in an environment that constantly reminded us we could do and be whatever we want to be. Education is the foundation that can’t be destroyed by race or gender.”