Meet Richard Jenkins, the homeless Harvard student on full scholarship

Meet Richard Jenkins, the homeless Harvard student on full scholarship

- Richard Jenkins, who has survived by living on the streets, gained admission to Harvard after applying to a number of Ivy League schools

- This became possible after he decided to put in more effort with respect to his academic work, leading to excellent results

- He developed an interest in computer science with specific focus on artificial intelligence, and was accepted to Harvard

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For Richard Jenkins, the possibility of entering Harvard and on a full scholarship was far from reality.

As a child, he slept in shelters, had to endure extreme poverty, dealt with medical emergencies and fought off harassment from colleagues in class.

He however turned these challenges into tools of self-motivation and sought to create a better future for himself as well as his family.

Amazing story of homeless boy who is at Harvard on full scholarship

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With his two younger brothers, challenges forced him to relocate to Tennessee and later to Florida before moving back to Philadelphia.

Per a report by edition.cnn.com, Jenkins soon realised that he could turn the situation around if he focused more on academic work.

It ultimately led to good grades and a growing interest in technology despite severe migraines that left him in the hospital in his first year.

He then applied for education at Harvard as well as other Ivy League schools and was excited when he gained admission.

Briefly.co.za understands that he graduated as a valedictorian in June 2018 and had his interest in computer science, with a specific interest in artificial intelligence (AI).

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In other news, Italian architect, Stefano Boeri, would soon begin work on what could become the first vertical forest in Africa.

The three apartment blocks will be situated in a new capital being built to the east of Cairo, Egypt's capital.

This is not the first time he has tried to execute such a project as his signature blocks are adorned with beautiful foliage in Italy’s city of Milan.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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