20.3 C
Nigeria
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Young American Boy graduates from high school and university same day, becomes a Computer Scientist

A young American boy named Carter Kilby has achieved an outstanding feat as he graduates from High school and University the same day. He bagged a computer science degree from the university.

Carter Kilby bagged his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems with a focus on Cybersecurity from the University of Akron in the United States in May with a 3.60 Grade Point and obtained his High school diploma from Chagrin Falls High School two weeks after.

Carter participated in the College Credit Plus Program (CCP), a dual-credit program that allows students to earn a high school and college credit at the same pace. He mentioned that the ability to manage his time and resources helped him a lot.

“You do not have to be gifted to do this, you just need to be resourceful and plan, I managed a spreadsheet with all the credits and requirements needed to graduate from both high school and college. You also have to be independent enough to take class on a college campus,” he said.

Join any of these WhatsApp Groups to receive more good news on WhatsApp

Carter said his main motivation was the cost savings the College Credit Plus gave him, stating that it helped his family. His tuition was paid for through the program, 30 credit hours per year is free, where according to US News and World Report, the average cost of in-state tuition at a public university is $10,338, so the cost savings they afforded was huge.

He mentioned that the reason he enrolled into the University of Akron was because the university was offering a course that directly correlated with his future career. He was interested in the university’s Cybersecurity Program which is very rare for public universities in the United States.

Carter said his parents were his huge supporters through out  his time in college “My parents are awesome, they drove me to Akron when I first started because I was only 14,” he said.

You also can enjoy a cost free educational pursuit when you apply for scholarships. At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world so as to inform you whenever they are available.

We share a lot of opportunities in our WhatsApp group, join the group using THIS LINK to explore these opportunities. Several scholarship opportunities are ongoing in the US, Canada and Europe. Here are some ongoing scholarships you should check out;

2O23 ONGOING SCHOLARSHIPS

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

2024 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS) | Fully Funded

0
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)  offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master's degree in a low or middle income Commonwealth country.The...
DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship

DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarship 2024 | Fully Funded

0
The German Government is offering DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarships to interested and qualified Africans willing to pursue a postgraduate degree in German universities.The...
Mastercard Scholarship at UP

2024 Mastercard Scholarship at UP (University of Pretoria) | Fully Funded

0
The University of Pretoria has announced the opening of the application period for the 2024 Mastercard Scholarship at UP for qualified and interested African...
Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship

2024 Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program | Step-by-Step Process

0
Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship offers scholarships to international teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities.As Teacher Training Students...

Despite being in college at his young age, Carter said he did not regret missing out on the high school life. He said he still find a way to balance his social life with college ,that when he is not on campus, he is back home running cross country and track or hanging out with his friends and family.

“I’m indifferent to it, I have a good balance of social life and extracurriculars back home, so I don’t feel like I am missing out. Plus, I don’t have to deal with the stress that comes with applying for college, which all my friends are experiencing now. I chose the path that was right for me,  absolutely zero regrets,” Carter said.

Carter completed the  cybersecurity program’s internship requirement and worked at Center Link Technologies in 2021. While a student, he also participated in the Cyber Defense Club student organization of his school.

After graduation, Carter said he plans to take time off and travel before pursuing full-time work in the cybersecurity field.

Scholarship Reminder

Never miss a Scholarship Opportunity. Set a Reminder now to receive Alerts of Open Scholarships



Receive Scholarship Updates through our Social Media Channels:

FOLLOW US

1,331FansLike
220,294FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

latest scholarships