LaDawn Russell always had the aptitude and grades to attend college. The only challenges the Carol City High School senior faced were learning about scholarships and financial aid, knowing how to write an effective college application essay, and choosing a major.
But Russell overcame those obstacles, learning about potential funding sources, getting help from a writing coach, and finding out about the variety of academic disciplines offered at the post-secondary level. Now, she is headed to the University of Miami as a nursing student with a handful of scholarships. She credits a UM college prep series for helping make it all possible. Read the full story