UPDATE: Student Offered Full Rides To 20 Colleges Chooses Stanford

Micheal Brown wants to major in political science and become a lawyer or politician

Lamar High School senior Micheal Brown, 17, said he will attend Stanford University as a member of the graduating class of 2022. Brown made headlines in April after he was accepted to 20 colleges and universities, many of them offering him full scholarships.

Brown said it was a slow build up of excitement as his acceptances started coming in last November through March. “I never imagined this would happen,” Brown told Houston Public Media, “but I’m really happy about it.”

Brown said he narrowed down his choices to Harvard, Princeton, Northwestern, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Georgetown, and Vanderbilt. He ultimately chose Stanford. He attributed his success to the mentors he has had growing up. “Especially looking forward, I think something that’s going to be important to me is like the simple idea of giving back to others the things that have been given to me,” Brown said. Brown wants to major in political science and become a lawyer or politician. He said he wants to help create change in his community, citing the election of President Barack Obama as highly influential. 


Davis Land

Senior Producer

Davis Land is a senior producer at Houston Public Media. He cut his teeth at Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, MA and at WBUR in Boston. His work has appeared on various public radio programs and podcasts including Texas Standard, Here and Now, and Marketplace. Davis is a graduate...

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