One Good Thing: Local student earns more than $1 million in scholarship offers from around the country

A local student is turning heads after she earned over $1 million worth of scholarship offers from various universities around the country.
A local student is turning heads after she earned over $1 million worth of scholarship offers from various universities around the country.

HOUSTON – A local student is turning heads after she earned over $1 million worth of scholarship offers from various universities around the country.

Audrey Scott – who is also an actress, notably playing young Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec – is a graduating senior at the Texas Connections Academy, according to a news release.

Scott has a lot to show for her hard work. She was named the student ambassador Back to Space, which is a STEM program that only selects 25 students nationwide.

When it came time to apply for college, Scott’s merit earned her several scholarship offers that amount to more than $1 million, including $192,068 from Northwestern University, $131,000 from the University of Alabama and $230,568 from the University of Chicago.

Scott settled on the University of Chicago, where she will start in the fall with plans to study physics.


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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.