Incredible Black Excellence: These Dyslexic Twins Weathered The Storm To Receive $2.5 Million Worth College Scholarships

by Duke Magazine

It was an ecstatic moment when Brin and Nial Wilson, who graduated from Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, earned more than $2.5 million in college scholarships collectively. The two brothers, with dyslexia, said in May 2019 they had been accepted into over a dozen schools, including the prestigious Morehouse College, Louisiana Tech University, St. John’s University and others. 

Despite excelling academically, Brin and Nial are decorated student-athletes and both received athletic scholarships from Knox College, Judson University, Culver-Stockton College, Sterling College, and McPherson College.

The two, who earned $1,393,012 and $1,335,788, respectively, later said they had chosen to attend Louisiana Tech University. With what many call a learning disability, their path to success was not easy.

In an interview with Face2Face Africa, the two brothers, Nial and Brin revealed that they were diagnosed of dyslexia in 3rd and 6th grade respectively and was able to pull through school by prayer and encouragement from their parents.

“I am grateful to God for blessing me to help others and encourage them. We enjoy helping cause we had each other. Some don’t have anyone and it’s truly a lonely process cause some just think you’re dumb or lazy. No we just process different but we’re not dumb. Our parents tell us “To whom much is given, much is required “ So it’s great feeling to help others achieve and believe in themselves,” Brin said.

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