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18-year-old Lady Receives a $2 million Gates Foundation Award., Plans to Study International Business at Howard University

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

Akayla Brown was one of the 300 senior high school graduates chosen from among the 34,000 applicants from throughout the U. S. for the fiercely challenging merit scholarship. The high school graduate from Bodine stated her happiness at receiving the award.

“When I opened the package, I was stunned. I was trembling.” She yelled and jumped about, she informed 6ABC Philadelphia about the funding from Gates Foundation Award.

Gates Foundation Award

Akayla Brown has received well over $2 million in financial support overall, including her Bill and Gates Foundation Scholarship, admittance to 18 institutions around the country, and several other presidential awards.

“I would like to be a role model for my contemporaries and the younger people and demonstrate to them that everything is achievable if you put your mind to it. I simply try to fully take my time. You don’t actually die; you just live day after day. But there is no turning around,” Brown reportedly told Philly Mag.

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Akayla Brown chose Howard University in Washington, DC, to pursue higher education in international business after receiving admittance and funding to several American colleges.

“I adore the sensation of being among my family and neighborhood.” She informed KYW, “I absolutely believed in my heart that I belonged in an HBCU.”

Akayla Brown, a multi-talented individual, founded a foundation when she was just 13 years old. She emphasized in her proposal for a scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that she wanted to use the money to expand and promote her NGO.

Her charitable organization which she modelled after Gates Foundation Award, has a successful basis for the homeless, supported back-to-school activities, and created a turkey campaign.

She remarked, when asked how she envisioned spending her college years “Once I go to Howard, I intend on contributing not just my education, but also my charity [group] and funds [to the platform].” Although the urban community is hugely potent, they require good leadership to lead them. I intend to reach out and close the distance.

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