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The cost of attending college is no joke. Anyone knows that this can be very expensive, so expensive in fact that many college graduates find themselves in a great debt right after graduation. That is why many students are now considering community colleges as an alternative to more expensive universities. But for one student, going to college will be a breeze and won’t spend time thinking if he will be able to pay his tuition fees.
Just this fall, a big break was given to a senior high school in Winfield – he was awarded nearly 1 million dollars in scholarships for his college education.
According to reports, William Walker who is a graduating senior has collectively earned 963,768 worth of scholarship just to attend the University of Richmond starting Fall of 2017. Walker says that having this much money is a blessing and that he feels great knowing that all of his hard work finally paid off.
The student was able to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.8 while he was attending high school at the WSHS. Aside from doing great in his academics, Walker is also very active with extracurricular activities in his school where he serves as the chapter president of the Future Business Leader in America. He also competed in state and national competitions.
Walker is now planning to get double major in Richmond. He wants to take up Computer Science and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, a result of his FBLA experiences. He says that he has always had a passion for technology but he wants to take advantage of his exposure in FBLA that is why he committed to a major in the business sector instead.
Walker wants to work for a bank developing software and network security in the future. He also dreams of being the owner of his own software and game design company. He will begin college with a 4.0 GPA this fall and 24 credits because of AP exams and enrollment opportunities.