JPS student awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships

A Jackson student was accepted and received scholarships from nearly two dozen schools. Jahliyah Readus received nearly $2 million in scholarships. She was accepted and received scholarships from nearly two dozen schools across the country. and universities. “Jackson State, Alcorn, Tougaloo, Xavier and Fisk,” she said. Readus is currently enrolled at Jackson Public Schools-Tougaloo Early College High School. Her home school is Jim Hill, however, she attends classes every day at Tougaloo College. She said experience is one of the reasons she chooses an HBCU. “Over the past four years, being in an HBCU in high school has shown me that this is the type of environment I need to be in. This is what I believe will help me grow and succeed. in life,” Readus said. “Getting students to attend high school on a college campus does a wonderful job of building their confidence and stamina to complete college assignments,” said JPS-Tougaloo Early College Secondary School Principal Chinelo Evans. . Readus will earn her associate degree. She said the hundreds of hours of community service she has done, as well as being a good student, were key to getting all the scholarship money. There are still schools that Readus hasn’t heard of yet. She expects more acceptance letters and scholarship money to come in. ‘Four years are paying off,’ Readus said. OBGYN, where she was able to help deliver.

A Jackson student was accepted and received scholarships from nearly two dozen schools.

Jahliyah Readus has received nearly $2 million in scholarships. She was accepted and received scholarships from nearly two dozen schools nationwide.

“So far at 22 schools, I currently have $1.7 million in scholarships,” Readus said.

She said her top five possible landing spots are all historically black colleges and universities.

“Jackson State, Alcorn, Tougaloo, Xavier and Fisk,” she said.

Readus is currently enrolled at Jackson Public Schools-Tougaloo Early College High School. Her home school is Jim Hill, however, she attends classes every day at Tougaloo College. She said experience is one of the reasons she chooses an HBCU.

“Over the past four years, being in an HBCU in high school has shown me that this is the type of environment I need to be in. This is what I believe will help me grow and succeed. in life,” Readus said.

“Having students attend high school on a college campus does a wonderful job of building their confidence and stamina to complete college assignments,” said Chinelo Evans, principal of JPS-Tougaloo Early College High School.

Readus will graduate from high school along with his associate degree. She said the hundreds of hours of community service she has, in addition to being a good student, were key to getting all that scholarship money.

There are still schools that Readus hasn’t heard of yet. She expects more acceptance letters and scholarships to come.

“At first it may seem overwhelming when you receive so much mail, but you have to look at it on the bright side, all the hard work you’ve put in over the past four years is paying off,” Readus said.

Over the summer, Readus interned at an OBGYN, where she was able to help deliver the baby.

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