Curtis Lawrence III’s journey of excellence proves that early scholastic preparation can turn out to be extremely rewarding. FOX 5 reported that the 16-year-old who graduated high school early decided to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Lawrence will be double majoring in biology and computer science at the HBCU. Also, FOX 5 also reported that Curtis was accepted to 14 colleges and has received $1.6 million in scholarships.
Before National College Decision Day, FOX 5 interviewed Lawrence, along with his father and brother. During the segment, it was shared that Curtis had been dually enrolled at School Without Walls in D.C. and George Washington University. However, Lawrence is elated that the long-term college application process is complete.
“I am very excited. It has been a very wild trip, I guess I can say, applying to all of these colleges, and then waiting very anxiously for decisions. So now that it’s all over and I’ve been accepted, I’m very, very happy,” Lawrence said during the interview.
His father told FOX 5 that a lot of work, time, and energy has been put into raising two African American boys.
“I am giddy inside knowing that all of these colleges and universities are after him (Curtis Lawrence III) and want him to be a part of their college experience,” Curtis Lawrence Jr. said.
Curtis Lawrence III is no stranger to a college campus. At just 14-years-old, he began his freshman year of college at George Washington University. WTOP previously reported that Lawrence III was enrolled in a special program between his high school and George Washington University. WTOP also said that the young scholar took the SATs when he was 10 years old, and even studied abroad in China and improved his Mandarin. And in 2019, The GW Hatchet reported that the 14-year-old college freshman made history as one of the youngest full-time students who attended George Washington University.