Amir Staten of Philadelphia is not only going to his college of choice, Morehouse College, but he will be doing so on a full-ride academic scholarship, The Shade Room has exclusively learned.
In an exclusive clip obtained by The Shade Room, the soon-to-be Morehouse Man is speechless as he learns he just received a 4-year Bonner Scholars Scholarship. Wiping tears from his eyes, the teen told his mother,
You don’t have to pay for college.
In addition to the full-ride scholarship, Staten received another $20,000 in academic funds.
Your platform had soooo much to do with his scholarship. Words can’t even explain the gratitude and thanks, Karlyyne Staten, mother of Amir, exclusively stated.
His mother stated that the Germantown Friends School senior would major in sociology because there’s not enough Black representation in the field.
Amir Goes Viral After Getting Accepted Into Morehouse
If you recall, Amir Staten went viral in February to celebrate his acceptance letter into the HBCU. In the rain, he jumped for joy and yelled, “LET’S GO!”
In an interview with CBS News, Amir expressed:
It’s OK to go to college. It’s cool to go college, Amir Staten said. It’s cool to pick up a book, and it’s cool to get a degree. You don’t have to be involved in the streets.
Amir’s mother stated that the senior had to leave Philadelphia because it’s unsafe.
I had a couple of mixed emotions because you know he’s going to get out, Karlynne Staten said.
He is going to get out of Philly. I love Philly to death but it is not safe for him.
We love to see it!