Two SCSD Students Named QuestBridge Scholars
Published on 12/16/19
District News Corcoran High School Nottingham High School
Corcoran student Bhadra Mishra and Nottingham student Ahmed Almohamed have both been marched as QuestBridge scholars, receiving full-ride college scholarships! In 2019, out of 14,926 applications, 5,842 students were selected as National College Match Finalists. Finalists must exhibit high academic achievement and qualify financially, and out of the finalists, only 1,127 were selected to receive scholarships.
Bhadra will be attending Bowdoin College, where she plans to major in math or physics and also hopes to study international relations.
“QuestBridge is an organization that has opened tremendous amount of opportunities for first generation low-income students all over the U.S.,” Bhadra said. “As a first generation low-income student, it is an absolute honor and privilege for me to be able to attend a prestigious school like Bowdoin. I was filled with utmost joy and pride when I found out I matched. I could not believe that not only accepted to Bowdoin, but that I received a full-four year scholarship! My family has worked incredibly hard to give me all they can and by putting my best foot forward and continuing to challenge myself, I am continuing my family’s dream of furthering my education.”
Ahmed will be attending Wesleyan University, where he plans to follow a pre-med track, double majoring in Biology and Middle Eastern Studies.
“Being named a QuestBridge scholar means that I have just broken open so many doors for high-achieving, low-income students in my area who thought it was impossible to go to college without putting their parents financially at risk,” Ahmed said. “It has also given me so many opportunities and has opened many doors for my future. I never thought I would be able to attend college for free and that my parents would not have to worry about how to fund my education. It was an enormous relief to me, knowing that my parents are free from having to contribute financially to my education. Becoming a QuestBridge scholar has and will continue to help me in numerous ways as I continue my academic journey at Wesleyan University.”
Bhadra and Ahmed are both part of the LeMoyne College Upward Bound program and spent the past year working hard on their QuestBridge applications. We are so proud of their achievement and cannot wait to hear of their future success!