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Two Students Earn $1.5M for College

Two students at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science have been offered nearly $1.5 million in scholarships from prestigious colleges and universities.

Student Darron Kinney earned more than $784,000 in offers from Howard University, the University of Chicago, UC Davis and Washington University.  He will attend Columbia University on a $192,404 full ride.

Classmate Kemi Oyewole earned $664,000 in offers from UCLA, USC, Claremont McKenna College, Howard University and Cal State Long Beach.  She will attend Spelman College on a $124,000 scholarship.

The students participated in the nonprofit College Bound organization’s programs to help students and their parents with college preparedness.  Programs include Saturday school, summer camps, career and college advising, and college application assistance.

CAMS is a regional high school at Cal State Dominguez Hills and is run by the Long Beach Unified School District.

Three other students from Long Beach schools earned more than $213,000 in scholarships with the help of College Bound.  The students are Andrew Suttles (Poly), Jamal Matthews (Poly) and Aliyah Abdullah (Wilson).