Non-profit QuestBridge, awards 17 Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates with National College Match scholarships.

Gwinnett grads receive full-ride scholarships

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. 

Information: www.questbridge.org.

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