Jasmine Cofield is one ambitious, studious young lady: She has snagged three college degrees before
getting her high school diploma, making her the 2015 recipient of a civic award, the Black Home School
reports. Cofield, who is now a senior at Central Michigan University, started out at Mott Middle College.
The school has a program that integrates high school and college courses, so it is actually the norm for
most students from the school to graduate with their high school diploma and 15 college credits, the site
notes.However, Cofield’s ambitions took her farther. By the time she got her diploma, she had completed
three associate degrees from Mott Community College, maintaining a whopping 4.0 GPA for her college
courses and finishing up high school with a 3.97 GPA.
Her smarts got her enough scholarship money for her to go for her bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan
University, where she is studying to be a physician’s assistant in neuroscience, the Black Home School notes.
The award she’s getting, being named the 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, is usually given to college students
who work with communities, showing compassion to less fortunate individuals. The fellow should demonstrate
the ability to find real-world solutions to issues affecting communities around them and help the community
using those solutions.
And, as focused as she is with her school life, Cofield has still found time for community service, too. As
Black Home School notes, the teen has traveled across the United States with the Alternative Break program,
where she has helped rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina down South and helped transfer facilities
treating HIV/AIDS patients to more modern locations. This year the 19-year-old will be traveling to Honduras
with Global Bridges, volunteering at clinics that provide necessary services to struggling communities.
Source: The Root/Black Home School