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MHS Student named 2021 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship Recipient

Quillen Lynn Senior High School Form has been selected as the 2021 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship recipient and received a full four-year scholarship to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois!

QuestBridge’s National College Match is a national program that connects high school seniors from low-income backgrounds and full four-year scholarships to top colleges. From over 16,500 applicants, QuestBridge has selected 6,312 finalists to be considered for the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship (Match Scholarship). This year, 45 QuestBridge Partner Colleges matched 1,674 finalists, who were recognized as matching scholarship recipients. This is the largest number of matching scholarship recipients to date for QuestBridge.

“I am so happy to meet a school that has an amazing contemporary dance program and a popular math department,” said Quillen. Ms. Robina Gallagher and Ms. Rachel Jones are credited with taking an active role in the QuestBridge application process.

Matching scholarship recipients are accepted early into QuestBridge College partners with full four-year scholarships offered by colleges and universities, ensuring these students and their families that an education at a top college can be affordable. The 45 QuestBridge partner colleges include top liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Pomona, and Williams, and exceptional research universities such as Duke, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago and Yale. The Match Scholarship is offered as part of the college’s generous financial aid package that covers the full cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.

This year’s scholarship recipients come from 49 states, as well as the territory of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

These high school seniors have an unweighted average GPA of 3.93, and are 92% in the top 10% in their graduating class. Financially, 95% come from a household with an annual income of less than $65,000, and 87% qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. The majority of these new QuestBridge scholars – 81% – are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college in the United States.

Since 2003, QuestBridge National College Match has linked more than 10,500 students to full scholarships from college partners. These 2021 scholarship recipients become the first QuestBridge Scholars for the class of 2026. Based on previous years, it is estimated that approximately 2,000 finalists will be accepted into QuestBridge College Partners later in the year through early and regular decision-making processes.

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