Chicago High School Student Gets Accepted Into 23 Black Colleges, Offered 300K In Scholarships

Chicago high school senior Ariyana Davis got accepted into 23 historically black colleges and universities in the U.S., totaling over $300,000 in scholarships.

Ariyana Davis wants to attend a college that feels like home and offers a family-oriented environment. So the 18-year-old senior at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School applied to 24 colleges, 23 of which were historically black colleges, and was accepted to them all.

Davis told ABC News that she was able to apply to dozens of schools thanks to the Common Black College Application that allows students to apply to up to 50 HBCUs for only $35. She also applied and got accepted to Eastern Illinois University.

“I love the family-oriented environment and close-knitted community, and the opportunity they will provide to me when I join the honors courses,” Davis said.

The second-generation college student was offered a total of $300,000 in financial aid from all the schools. She plans to major in accounting and has chosen to attend Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi.