At the tender age of 12, Caleb Anderson, a prodigious young man from Atlanta, Georgia, has made headlines by being admitted to the prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology. He had already earned advanced credits in aerospace engineering from Chattahoochee Technical College, where he completed a two-year program before his acceptance to the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The institution has confirmed that Caleb is enrolled in the first class of its aeronautical engineering department, but it is uncertain if he is the youngest student in the university’s history. Despite the uncertainty, Caleb described his first day of classes as “quite fascinating” and expressed his excitement about finally attending the school he’s always wanted to go to.
However, a major challenge that Caleb faces is paying for his education. As a 12-year-old, he is ineligible for any Georgia merit-based scholarships. But, thankfully, Good Morning America reported that Steve Harvey and the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation have offered to pay for his tuition.
Caleb’s academic achievements have not only inspired others but have also expanded his aspirations. He hopes to work at SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, start his own business, and become a role model for young Black teens. As he stated in a statement released by Georgia Tech, “I want to help others that may just need nurturing and resources.