In the audio below, students at Tougaloo College and Hinds Community College-Utica talk about how the College Pathways program has changed their lives.
Terreuanta Johnson is a freshman business major at Tougaloo College. The future entrepreneur says it was difficult to remain positive in the face of negativity.
“I come from a small city where many people don’t make it out,” says Terreuanta. “I’ve always had good grades in school. College Pathways created a whole new direction for me. It was the only scholarship I received. My plan was to play football in college. I had my mind made up that if I didn’t receive a scholarship playing football, I wouldn’t go to college, especially paying money.”
“College Pathways provided me with a full scholarship. My mom didn’t have to pay for anything, which I am extremely grateful for,” says Qualyne Fuller, a computer engineering major at Hinds Community College – Utica. “Growing up, my mom struggled. She worked two jobs to provide for me and my brother. She was a single parent. It was a must for me to keep my grades up and work hard so I could receive a scholarship.”
Learn more about Terreuanta and Qualyne in the audio below.