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Meet the Chicago senior with $1.6 million in college scholarships

By Desmond Cain,

I have been thinking about college since my elementary school days at Frazier Prep, a charter school on Chicago’s West Side, where every classroom is named after a college.

Even before my senior year of high school, I was exposed to a lot of college resources, like AIM High and the University of Chicago’s Collegiate Scholars Program. Through these programs I met great mentors and had the chance to learn from University of Chicago faculty in both humanities and STEM disciplines.

Last summer, I participated in Northwestern University’s InFocus College Program, a two-week seminar on legal interpretation and communication. I studied the basics of legal practice and law interpretation. I was the only kid from Chicago. In class, it was amazing to see their perspectives and how they were totally different from mine,whether we were discussing politics, race or sports.


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