What kind of person usually comes to mind when you think of a Harvard student?
Probably someone who has studied and worked hard all of his or her life, and probably has at least some money and a place to call home. You probably wouldn’t think of someone who is homeless and attended 12 schools in 12 years, right?
I’d like to introduce you to Khadijah.
Khadijah grew up in homeless shelters. She did attend 12 schools in 12 years. And she did just graduate high school, and was accepted to Harvard University.
This is one of Khadijah’s scholarship application essays. Prepare to be inspired.
posted on March 24th, 2010
by Kelsey, Student Blogger