After spending three hours a day for four months applying to colleges and scholarships, Westlake High School senior Daya Brown got accepted into over 50 colleges and received more than $1.3 million in scholarship offers, according to KHOU 11.
Brown created a list of colleges she wanted to attend during her sophomore year of high school. She started to research, attend virtual campus visits and learned about scholarships and the application process during the covid pandemic.
She revealed her reasoning for putting in so much work to lead to this astonishing accomplishment.
“The goal was to ultimately not pay for college,” said Daya Brown. “I knew I had to be not only better for myself, but better for my family.”
Brown served as student council president for her entire high school career. She’s also been a member of the Harvard Diversity Project, started her own production company, and launched a nonprofit podcast called The Scholar Social. The purpose of the podcast is to help her generation understand what’s going on in the world today. It’s a way for her to showcase her voice in this generation.