Eastern Alamance Senior Rocio Rosa Quezada is one of 1,755 high school seniors who were awarded full scholarships to some of the top colleges in the nation through QuestBridge. She is the second ABSS student to receive this prestigious award.
"I am extremely proud of Rocio and that she will attend my alma mater, Vanderbilt University! Her hard work and dedication will carry her far throughout her very bright future,” said Dr. Whitney Fliehman, Eastern Alamance High School Principal.
The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the full cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses. Nearly 18,000 students applied this year. This year’s recipients come from 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.
These outstanding high school seniors have an average unweighted GPA of 3.94, and 94% are in the top 10% of their graduating class. Around 94% come from a household with an annual income under $65,000, and 88% qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. The majority of this year’s Match Scholarship Recipients — 80% — are among the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college in the United States.
QuestBridge’s college partners include top liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Pomona, and Carleton and exceptional research universities such as Duke, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, and Yale.
Since 2003, the QuestBridge National College Match has successfully connected over 12,000 students with full scholarships at college partners.
All Finalists who ultimately matriculate to QuestBridge college partners join the QuestBridge Scholars Network, which provides ongoing support and resources through nationwide opportunities and campus communities. QuestBridge also provides enriching programs for their Alumni, including the opportunity to apply for full-tuition scholarships to top business schools through the Graduate School Match: MBA. The QuestBridge Scholars Network and Alumni Association now include over 20,000 current college students and graduates worldwide.