With rising costs for higher ed, one of the top concerns for high school graduates is paying tuition. More than a dozen Gwinnett County Public Schools seniors will have their entire college career paid in full after being named QuestBridge National College Match Recipients. QuestBridge, a non-profit organization that links high-achieving, low-income students to some of the nation’s most selective colleges, awarded 17 Gwinnett grads dream scholarships. The recipients are part of a group of only 1,044 students nationwide honored this year.
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The Gwinnett QuestBridge Scholars and the colleges they plan to attend are:
- Ewunet Endalk of Archer High will attend Duke University,
- Rosie Ho of Archer High will attend University of Notre Dame,
- Gideon Ogunwale of Archer High will attend Brown University,
- Angel Osaseri of Archer High will attend Princeton University,
- Leslie Le of Brookwood High will attend William and Mary College,
- Kimkim Dang of Collins Hill High will attend Colby College,
- Melissa Juarez of Collins Hill High will attend Columbia University,
- Dong Yoo of Collins Hill High will attend Duke University,
- Kirsten Whitley of Dacula High will attend Brown University,
- Kayla Dixon of Duluth High will attend Colby College,
- Tariq Bolden of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology will attend Vanderbilt University,
- Gabriella Osifo of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology will attend Scripps College,
- Joseph Zhang of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology will attend Stanford University
- Briani Netzahuatl of Mountain View High will attend Columbia University,
- Matthew Castrillon of Parkview High will attend Rice University.
One student asked not to be included on the list.
Another student matched to a partner university but decided to attend a school that does not participate in the QuestBridge program.
QuestBridge partners with colleges that offer financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students. The organization matches the students with its partner colleges, 40 of the nation’s premier universities.
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