Nia Muhammad, a recent graduate of Lane Tech College Prep, earned more than $3 million in scholarships as well as the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Some of the universities offered Muhammad full academic scholarships, including Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Southern California, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and Stanford University.
Muhammad believes her personal statement in her essay about going natural and cutting her hair among her many accomplishments in high school helped her earn so many scholarships. Just to name a few, Muhammad was involved in National Honors Society, Black Student Association, Chicago Scholars and ACES Mentor, along with other accomplishments.
She encourages students to put their personality in their essays. Muhammad has decided to attend Stanford and looks forward to taking organic chemistry at the university with aspirations to become an obstetrician-gynecologist.