Khalifeh, a first-generation college student, won the scholarship through the QuestBridge
scholarship and college-match program.
When they were high school sophomores, the brothers became aware of QuestBridge
, a nonprofit organization that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education.
Students can also enter the program through QuestBridge
, the national organization that helps connect exceptional underserved students with colleges.
Programs like QuestBridge
and Posse produce genuinely heartwarming stories of students whose lives are changed by their college choices.
AUBURN -- Auburn High School senior Khan Bakhtyar Shairani has been admitted to Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and has been awarded a full four-year QuestBridge
National College Match scholarship.
Like many high-achieving high school students in need of financial assistance, when Suarez heard about the scholarship from his guidance counselor, he had become frustrated by the lack of response from more widely-known programs such as Gates Millennium Scholars--through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation--or QuestBridge
The next day, I found out I was also a finalist for the Questbridge
National College Match Scholarship.
It is important to note that a number of highly selective private colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and Rice, have recently partnered with QuestBridge
, a national nonprofit, to identify and fund highly qualified, low-income students with 4-yr scholarship opportunities.
, a nonprofit program that provides assistance to low-income students, is accepting applications for its 2008 College Prep Scholarships.
In addition to being selected a Ron Brown Scholar, he has been awarded many academic honors, including the Questbridge
Scholarship, a program which helps high-achieving, low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges.
The cherry on top was a financial aid package through the QuestBridge
program, which offers assistance to high-achieving, low-income students.
is a finalist for the 2014 QuestBridge
National College Match program.