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16-year-old girl wins full presidential scholarship, earns acceptance to Spelman College

A 16-year-old girl named Outumn Trazure has been awarded a full presidential scholarship and was accepted to study for her undergraduate degree at Spelman College in the United States.

Outumn was awarded the Dovey Johnson Roundtree Presidential Scholarship in addition to her acceptance into Spelman College, an Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.

She shared her achievement on Tiktok stating that she is blessed to not only be graduating from high school one year early but have accumulated more than 44 college credits via Dual Enrollment.

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Receiving her acceptance letter, Outmun said it was a dream come true and a prove that hard work and sacrifice do yield results. Ever since she was seven years old and visited the college, it had been her lifelong dream to be admitted.




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”If I can tell my 7-year-old self anything it would be that dreams do become reality; hard work and sacrifice do yield results. My heart is full,” she said.

Outumn expressed her gratitude to her aunt stating that she provided an imprint in her 7-year-old brain when she took her to visit Spelman College. She added that she made the institution feel magical.

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She said she is grateful to God for constantly showing her what having faith and trust looks like. Outumn thanked her mother noting that there was no way that she could ever repay for what she had done for her.


Outumn said she wished her father were present to experience her achievement. She stated that she is grateful to her family and those around her for always being ready to listen to her faith in attending Spelman College on a full-ride scholarship.

”To my small group of family and friends thank you for listening to me constantly say I am going to Spelman on a full ride. I truly believe it was not only my faith but those around me who allowed this moment to come to fruition,” she said.

Outumn also expressed her gratitude to the officer at Spelman Admissions, Jasmine Wall for being a voice of reasoning when she was facing uncertainty and fear of being a part of the university. She said she provided the facts on what the institution has to offer.

Advising other aspirants like herself, Outumn said everything they go through in life is an experience that helps them understand things better. She bid them to never regret a day in their life.

She stated that good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Outumn said she wishes that the next four years of her life at Spelman College to be as pure as the moment she stepped foot on the campus when she was 7 years old. She added that she will follow truly the college’s creed “A Choice to Change the World!”


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