Student Gets More Than $1 Million in Scholarships | News
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District is set to graduate 65 percent of enrolled seniors over the next few weeks. Some will be headed to colleges with some very impressive scholarships.
One Foothill High School senior was awarded a total of more than $1.5 million worth of scholarships. This years graduating class is full of students who have overcome incredible odds, and others who are headed to Ivy League universities with scholarships.
Foothill senior Isa Khoury had a tough decision to make -- he applied to over 15 schools and was accepted to almost all of them with his 4.8 GPA. A lot of the colleges offered him tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to attend, totaling over $1.56 million.
He decided he will take a full ride scholarship to Harvard worth about $216,000. Isa is the first in his immediate family to go to college and he says this is a dream come true.
"Kids have always joked around and said, 'Oh, Isa will be the one to go to Harvard,' and I kind of went along with it," he said.
Isa hasn't made up his mind exactly what he wants to study at Harvard, but he eventually wants to make it back to Nevada.