Blytheville senior surprised with a $60K college scholarship

By Shay Simon

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sameer Mittal is graduating from Kipp Blytheville Collegiate High School and will be off to college at Rutgers University in New Jersey in a few months.

As a future surgeon, he’s already tackling health disparities in his hometown of Blytheville, Arkansas. Sameer arranged a free mammogram booth, distributed free colorectal cancer screening kits and hosted blood drives.

“The closest hospital with a lot of major services is one hour away and financially, services can be expensive,” said Mittal.

Because of his commitment to the community and 4.0 GPA, Mittal recently received a Zoom call from the Director of the Rales Scholars Program, Sierra Cason.

Mittal is one of 62 students who were accepted to the KIPP Ruth and Norman Rales Scholars Program.

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