Years later, Love blew past another milestone: Acceptance into 115 colleges and universities nationwide.
Love, a senior at the International High School of New Orleans, applied to and was unanimously accepted at 115 schools across the country, according to her school.
Love, who is planning to be on the road the next few weeks visiting several colleges, said she’s excited to see what the schools have to offer.
Love said she’s planning to make her college choice by May 1.
Yolanda Love calls her daughter’s accomplishments amazing, but she pointed out Love had a lot of support around her.
Yolanda Love said the first school that accepted her daughter offered $72,000 in scholarships.
Love is described as a gifted painter who was inducted into the National Senior Beta Club, the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society at her school.
Yolanda and Anthony Love were ages 15 and 17 when they had Love, so the mother said they all basically “Grew up together.” Love’s mother received her high school diploma because Anthony Love left school to support her.
Love’s parents weren’t present during the attack, and Yolanda Love said a doctor told them the dog almost pulled Love’s face off.
Yolanda Love praised the doctor because Love’s face “Literally had to be opened at least five inches,” but her daughter’s scars are barely visible now.
School officials say Love holds the national distinction of being among the top seniors accepted by the most colleges with the most financial offers in scholarships.
Love’s mother said she’s still hoping a school will offer Love a full-ride scholarship because none of the offers so far would fully pay for Love’s college education.
A full ride would ease the stress on their family, the mother said Love’s mother also admits she’s coming to terms with the fact her “Baby” is leaving for college soon.