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Homeless teen earns $3M in scholarships

"Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb,” Mosley said.

May 22, 2019 - 2:29 pm
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (KFTK) — A homeless Tennessee teen has been awarded more than $3 million in scholarship and accepted into more than 40 colleges.

Tupac Mosley, 17, achieved a 4.3 GPA and valedictorian status all while being evicted after his father's death and finding stable housing, FOX13 in Memphis reports.

“After my father passed, we fell behind on bills and we ended up getting evicted from our home February 21 of this year,” Mosley told FOX13. “So, we went to different homes so far and we were blessed to have For the Kingdom."

For the Kingdom, a nonprofit organization and camping site, became home for Mosley, who said if the director had not let him stay there, college may not have been possible.

“I knew that I had to make them proud. I knew that their investment was worth it that and just show them that – yes, everything that you poured into me was worth $3 million and counting,” Mosley said.

“Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb,” Mosley said.

 So, where will Mosely's next chapter begin? Tennessee State University. The incoming freshman will study electrical engineering. 

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