18-year-old girl wins Gates $2m scholarship, set to earn business degree at Howard university

Akayla Brown, a remarkable 18-year-old from Philadelphia who earned a 3.3 GPA out of a possible 4.00 points, was awarded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship.

Akayla Brown was one of the 300 senior students chosen from among the 34,000 applicants from throughout the United States for the highly competitive scholarship award. The high school student from Bodine expressed her happiness at receiving the award.

“When I got the letter I was in shock. I was shaking. I was jumping up and down, screaming” she told 6ABC Philadelphia.

Akayla Brown has received more than $2 million in scholarships overall, including her Bill and Gates Foundation Scholarship, admittance to 18 universities around the country, and numerous other presidential scholarships.
“I want to be an example to my peers and to the next generation and show them that you can make anything you want to become possible. I just live my life to the fullest. You live every day, but you only die once. And there’s no coming back,” Brown told Philly Mag.
Akayla Brown chose Howard University in Washington, DC, to pursue a degree in international business after receiving admission and scholarships to several American universities.
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