Tearful moment a HOMELESS boy, 17, receives acceptance letter from Harvard University (photos)

- Jorge Campo is set to join Harvard University on full tuition scholarship

- His father lost his job, and his family was homeless for 3 months

- He plans to pursue degree in economics, then master’s degree in public policy

- Though life was tough, here is how Campo made it through

A teen, 17, who struggled with education after dad lost his job and family was left homeless for three months has received acceptance letter from Harvard University.

Jorge Campos, from Palmdale, Calif, is expected to join the highly respected institution on a full tuition scholarship.

“Right now all I can do is look back and be thankful. I should probably be crying, considering the hard life that I went through, but I prefer to stay focused and soldier on,” he told a local news outlet.

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Buy, 17, whose dad lost his job and family stayed homeless for 3 months goes to Harvard University (photos)

Jorge Campos.

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The boy has been working extra hard to help his family of six while also going to school.

He allegedly wakes up at 4 am most of the days, travels for some 140 miles to and from school and often gets back home by midnight.

His father lost his job as a technician when he was only 13. So Campos worked hard and enrolled himself at Los Angeles Community Colleges where he was taught about money.

Buy, 17, whose dad lost his job and family stayed homeless for 3 months goes to Harvard University (photos)

Armed with finance management knowledge, he took over his family’s small business and grew it to a new level.

“I took over the management of all the finances in the family business. All the bills that were being paid went through me,” he says.

About two years later, they bought a new home.

Now he will be going to Harvard University after where he plans to pursue a degree in economics and then masters in public policy.

Congratulations and best of luck to Campo!

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This video shows homeless girl who made it to Harvard University:

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