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Six SAISD students named QuestBridge Scholars; Students matched to prestigious universities with full-ride scholarships
Dec. 14, 2021 – Six SAISD students earned full scholarships to top universities across the country through the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship program. The students and their college matches are:

Destinie Sharp, Advanced Learning Academy, matched with Rice University 
Bella Moreno, Jefferson High School, matched with Boston University 
Lewis Morse, St. Philip’s College Early College High School, matched with Washington & Lee University
Jason Gonzalez, Travis Early College High School, matched with the University of Chicago
Lizet Rodriguez, Travis Early College High School, matched with Princeton University
Ruth Villicana, Young Women’s Leadership Academy, matched with Brown University

“The achievements of our Match Scholarship Recipients are a culmination of their hard work and perseverance,” said Ana McCullough, co-founder and chair of QuestBridge. “Thanks to the commitment of our college partners, these deserving students can tap into their full potential without worrying about the cost of a great education.”

Only 10% of high school seniors nationwide are selected for the esteemed scholarships. The QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship (Match Scholarship) connects high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds with full, four-year scholarships to top colleges. This year, QuestBridge’s 45 college partners matched with 1,674 finalists who are recognized as Match Scholarship Recipients.

“These types of scholarships are life-changing, especially for our scholars who are often faced with the inability to attend college because of the cost,” said Dr. Eduardo Sesatty, SAISD’s director of postsecondary initiatives. “We are grateful to QuestBridge and its college partners to believe in our students the way we believe in them and invest in their success.”

Some of the career goals the SAISD QuestBridge Match Scholarship Recipients include immigration law, political science, humanities, chemistry, and veterinary science. 

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