Alumni Spotlight Eden Jenkins
Vista del Sur alum Eden Jenkins is a “million dollar scholar” having received over $1 million in merit-based scholarship and award offers from colleges and universities across the nation.
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. Jenkins received acceptance letters from 48 schools, but ultimately selected 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.
After graduating from Betty Fairfax High School in 2018, Jenkins was accepted to Xavier’s College of Pharmacy Contingent Admit Program for high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. She also received an invitation-only opportunity to participate in Xavier’s Pharmacy Prep Program last summer, as well as their Honors Exponential Program which began in the fall.
While at Fairfax, Jenkins obtained a 4.6 grade point average while simultaneously earning over 48 college credits through the South Mountain Community College ACE Program with a 4.0 GPA. At Fairfax, she played tennis and volleyball, was 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.