After pursuing a remote SAT-prep coursewrok through SoFlo Tutors and developing a mentor-mentee relationship with her tutor, Arlington student Sara Arango-Rojas was nominated by the tutor and received a prestigious full scholarship to Sewanee: The University of the South.
Arango-Rojas is a student at Wakefield High School, and was tutored by Kya Lin of Nashville.
“I could see that she was someone with a great mindset and a person who was amiable and easy to talk to, and I knew that she would be a great fit for the [Posse] program, Lin said.
Arango-Rojas said she was hesitant at first, but now “can’t imagine a school that’s a better fit for me than Sewanee.”
“For people who maybe aren’t sure if a scholarship is right for them, look through the opportunities thoroughly,” Arango-Rojas said. “Make sure you understand what a scholarship is asking of you and offering to you.”
It it’s a fit, Arango-Rojas said, “take that leap!”
Posse Foundation scholarships are designed to support students with leadership potential and grit in addition to academic success. Students are recruited to apply for the competitive scholarships, with an acceptance rate of approximately 4.4 percent.
For information on the initiative, see the Website at www.possefoundation.org.