16-year-old girl wins $1M scholarship to 60 US universities, hopes to become a Surgeon


A 16-year-old African American girl named Alanah Poullard has been awarded 1 million dollar worth of scholarships to 60 universities across the United States.


Alanah, a Jennings teen and a second-year student at Midland High School, United States earned acceptance to 60 universities and colleges across the United States with scholarships totaling over a million naira.

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At just 16 years old, Alanah has achieved a remarkable amount of success. Her accomplishments speak volumes about her determination, talent, and dedication.


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At the age of 5, she made local and national news when she asked former President Barack Obama to write an excuse note to her teacher after she missed school to attend a Wounded Warriors program at the White House with her parents Obama wrote the note.



In 2022, Alan who was 14 years then was accepted into a two-week summer medical internship at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine where she learned to perform an aortic valve replacement on a porcine heart. She was the youngest and only student from her state to attend the internship.

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