Following a photo that has now gone viral about him being accepted into 91 colleges or universities with a total value of $3.4 million in scholarships, Darrin Francois told HBCU Buzz that he chose to attend historically black Tuskegee University in Tuskegee because he feels more welcomed on campus at the black university, not an outsider.
“I will be majoring in Political Science and I’m thinking about minoring in mass communication because we need more black leaders in media and in government,” said Francois, adding that he also had other black colleges on his list, but chose to attend Tuskegee for personal reasons.
“Tuskegee was in my top 3 of HBCUs I wanted to attend. But I have epilepsy and my mother didn’t want me to travel far. The other two where Bethune Cookman University and Benedict College.”
“My older sister attended Dillard University in New Orleans, LA,” he said. “It’s important to me to attend a HBCU because I feel more welcomed to be there and less an outsider and hands on with your professors and get to know everybody and just the environment.”