Harvard-bound high school grad gives back $40,000 scholarship

Verda Tetteh said she would be "grateful if administration would consider giving the General Excellence scholarship to someone who is going to community college ... I am not the most in need of it."
0:53 | 06/09/21

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A Massachusetts high school student giving back. Receiving a $40,000 scholarship from her high school, take a look at what happened next. I would be so very grateful if administration would be -- would consider giving the general excellence scholarship to someone going to community college because I know it is such a great honor, but I also know that I am not the most in need of it. She did get some scholarships to Harvard but listen, this is money she could have used in any way. It was all hers. She got it at the end of the ceremony and gave it back. Said she was inspired by her mom who attended community college have she used it in a way that meant the most to her. Thank you for bringing -- you saw this and said you wanted to -- wow. Thank you. Glad she did it.

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