Rachel Harris wants to become a pediatric endocrinologist, and she wants to earn her degree at Notre Dame. But like most college students, she’s struggling with affording the $46,000 annual cost for tuition, room, board, books and transportation. The 17-year-old high school senior has a 3.97 GPA and lives in Muskegon Township, Mich., and while she has already been accepted to the University of Michigan, she has her sights set of one becoming part of the Fightin’ Irish.
Rachel’s making headlines because of her site IWantToGoToNotreDame.com, where she’s asking the public to make donations. As of March 20, she’s already received $1,000. If she doesn’t get accepted to Notre Dame (she’ll know in April), she’ll return all the cash.
The eager teen is being as transparent as possible, publishing her transcripts, recommendation letters from teachers and her principal, academic accomplishments like her GPA, tenure as drum major, member of National Honor Society, and a personal bio.
(Via Chicago Tribune)