“When hard work pays, it’s a good victory”. This quote perfectly illustrates the school career of this American teenager. Earlier this month, he was accepted to 27 universities and was offered… $4 million in scholarships!
Jonathan Walker is an American high school student with a strong taste for work. And the least we can say is that the young man knows what he wants in life: to be happy and to help others.
He was accepted into 27 universities!
However, he was far from imagining that his academic career would interest the most prestigious universities in the United States. Indeed, Jonathan was accepted into the 27 universities to which he had applied.
Among them are Harvard and Yale, two institutes that are part of the Ivy League, a group of eight private universities with very low admission rates. The 18-year-old high school student was also awarded $4 million in scholarships.
“It’s so crazy to think that I applied to all these universities and got accepted. It’s such a rare thing to happen, I’m so excited about it,” he told ABC News.
Before adding: “Each school on my list, I saw myself there. I did not apply in those where I thought I could not be happy.”
Jonathan hasn’t set his sights on any particular faculty yet, but plans to study entrepreneurship and engineering. His passion for science was born when his parents gave him a chemistry kit.
This gift allowed him to channel his curiosity: “I understood that I could use engineering to help people (…)” he confided to the television channel. Today, the little boy who has grown up wants to help disadvantaged communities.
Note that Jonathan has already created a device to improve the daily lives of deaf and visually impaired people: “I’ve always liked creating devices to help people, so I really want to go further in that. “