She had been seeking tuition for her private high school as well as upcoming college fees.
On Sunday, she posted on Facebook that she would be attending Western New England University in the fall to study biomedical engineering and noted that she received a scholarship to boot.
“Decision made,” the 18-year-old wrote, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “WNE U class of 2018 BME Major w/ $56,000 scholarship.”
The Daily Record reported that a representative at the university in Massachusetts confirmed that Canning was accepted and it noted tuition and room and board total $47,560 for the 2014-2015 academic year.