Gay valedictorian disowned by parents is college bound thanks to donors

Seth Owen, 18, said attending college has always been his “life goal,” one he has been working on diligently since elementary school.

With a 4.16 GPA and an acceptance letter from Georgetown University, it seemed like the high school valedictorian’s dream would become a reality. But when he received his financial aid package from the prestigious school, a different reality set in: The financial aid package had been determined based on the expected contribution of his family, a family he said drove him out of his home due to his sexuality.

With Georgetown refusing to amend his financial aid package and $20,000 needed for his first year’s tuition, the Florida teen thought his situation was hopeless. But then his former biology teacher stepped in. Jane Martin's goal was $20,000. Click here for the latest total.

 

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