That’s like winning the academic jackpot.

Gretel Kauffman of the Christian Science Monitor reported.

High school senior awarded more than $3 million in scholarships

For Arianna Alexander, making a decision about college wasn’t easy: she had more than two dozen to choose from. The recent Kenwood Academy graduate was accepted to 26 schools, six of them Ivy League, and was awarded more than $3 million in scholarships.

Kenwood Academy, a magnet high school in Chicago, is known for its success at getting students into college, and making sure they can pay for it. The 371 students in this year’s class earned $39.6 million in scholarship money. Three, including Alexander, are part of the Gates Scholars program, which covers unmet needs for low-income minority students.

For Alexander, the money means she will be able to attend her first choice school, the University of Pennsylvania, to study business.

“I feel like it means I can afford college and I don’t have to worry about it. I feel like that’s an issue for a lot of people my age,” she told Chicago’s ABC affiliate.

The nation’s top colleges seem to be increasingly sensitive to this issue, as many now offer free tuition to students whose family income falls below a certain threshold. Earlier this year, Stanford University announced that families whose income and assets totaled under $125,000 would not have to pay tuition. Many of its peers, such as Harvard and MIT, have similar policies.