Betty Fairfax Senior Eden Jenkins is a Million Dollar Scholar

Posted by Communications on 5/2/2018

Senior Eden Jenkins is a million dollar scholar.  She has received over one million dollars in merit-based scholarship/award offers from colleges and universities. To maximize her options for higher education, Jenkins applied to 53 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) via the Common Black College Application, three additional HBCUs, three Arizona universities, and three Ivy League universities. To date, Eden has received acceptance letters from 48 schools, but has chosen Xavier University of Louisiana. She received the President’s Scholarship, valued at $88,000 over four years, and will begin her pursuit of a doctoral degree in Pharmacy (PharmD). She has also been accepted to the school’s College of Pharmacy Contingent Admit Program for high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. Jenkins has received an “invitation only” opportunity to participate in Xavier University’s Pharmacy Prep Program this summer, as well as their Honors Exponential Program starting this fall.

Eden currently has a high school GPA of 4.6, while simultaneously earning 48-plus college credits through the South Mountain Community College ACE Program with a 4.0 GPA. She is a student-athlete in dual sports (tennis and volleyball), HBCU Club President, Black Students Union Club Treasurer, National Honor Society member, Fairfax Gifted Program member, ASCEND Educational Enrichment Program participant, and Arizona Ivy League Project participant.

Eden’s mother, Sandra Jenkins is an ESS teacher at Fairfax, and her father is a captain with the City of Phoenix Fire Department.