Posted on April 5, 2017

New Jersey Teen Gets Into Stanford After Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times on Application

Jackie Salo, NY Post, April 4, 2017

This New Jersey student’s unconventional approach to applying for college paid off for him.

On his Stanford University application, Ziad Ahmed was posed the question “What matters to you, and why?”

The 18-year-old activist from Princeton, New Jersey, decided to use the opportunity to write “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times.


Ahmed, who is Muslim, said on Twitter that he hopes to use his time in college to continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement.