Girl Living In D.C. Homeless Shelter Gets Full Scholarship to Georgetown


For weeks, we have been reporting on the troubling issues plaguing D.C.’s largest homeless shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital. It is where more than 300 adults and 500 children live.

But one of those residents, a teenager named Rashema Melson, offers a ray of hope amid the sadness and squalor.

FOX 5 News met the Anacostia High School senior Friday. Melson, 18, has a 4.0 GPA and just earned a scholarship to Georgetown University.

“I feel accomplished,” she tells us. “I feel I did something worthy. I feel like I did it. But I’m not done yet.”