Ranked eighth in her class, Megan said she applied to a few schools and got a verbal response from Robert Morris.
"They actually called me with my acceptance," she said.
The scholarship award covers tuition and other expenses and is based on her SAT scores and more than 4.0 grade point average.
Megan plans to study early childhood education and potentially go into elementary education or curriculum building after graduating.
The oldest of four siblings, she is currently enrolled in AP classes, including calculus, and several college preparatory courses at the University of Pittsburgh, Community College of Beaver County and LaRoche College.
Megan is involved in sports and extracurricular activities. She is president of Young Women Leaders and Adventures in Education, a school club that allows students to visit unique places. Megan said she is preparing for a train trip.
"I'm actually leaving for New York City tomorrow," she said. "Prom will be right after."
Megan has a four-year letter in girls varsity tennis and has worked for about a year at Sky Zone in Leetsdale. She will graduate from high school in June.
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