环球网讯 据英国《每日邮报》6月14日报道，一名来自芝加哥的学生爱莉安娜·亚历山大（Arianna Alexander）凭借5.1的GPA接到了26所大学的录取通知书，而且其中至少有6封来自常春藤大学联盟。
在老师保罗（Paul Brush）和父亲皮埃尔（Pierre Alexander）的建议下，爱莉安娜最终决定去宾夕法尼亚大学，因为这里有世界著名的沃顿商学院，而且她将获得三百万美元（约合人民币1862.7万元）的奖学金。
It’s no secret that getting into college is growing more competitive and the cost for a college education is high.
But one graduating senior in Chicago doesn’t have to stress about it.
Arianna Alexander was accepted into 26 colleges – including six Ivy League universities – and was awarded a combined total of more than $3 million in scholarships, ABC’s Chicago stationWLS reported.
Arianna graduated as valedictorian of her class at Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois, and earned a 5.1 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
“It was a lot to take in. I received emails, letters. It was just like, ‘Come here, come here!’ They were bombarding me with all this information,” Arianna told WLS.
Among all the acceptances were scholarship offers that mean Arianna can afford college and not worry about the cost.
Arianna was inspired to aim high with encouragement from her parents and seeing a previous Kenwood student awarded with about $1 million in scholarships.
“I planted the seed in Arianna’s mind that you can do the same thing,” her father Pierre Alexander told WLS.
“So when the process got started and a million was achieved, let’s go for two. I said let’s go for three and she did it,” he added.
Ultimately, Arianna sorted through her dozens of options and made the decision to attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall, thanks to the advice from one of her teachers, Paul Brush, WLS reported.
“He said, ‘Do you know about the Wharton School of Business? ‘I said, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about,’” she told WLS.
The Gates Scholarship recipient plans to become an entrepreneur and told WLS she’s already starting the groundwork on the menus for the four restaurants she plans to own.
The Alexander family and Kenwood Academy did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
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