A Connally High School student will be attending an Ivy League school on a full four-year scholarship thanks to a national program matching high-achieving students with top colleges.
Connally senior Linh Truong will attend Princeton University, majoring in bioengineering, as a QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship recipient. Truong, along with 1,464 other Match Scholarship Finalists, was selected out of a pool of more than 18,500 applicants.
QuestBridge, a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, Calif., matched Match Scholarship Finalists with 42 colleges throughout the country, including Columbia, Duke, Stanford and Yale.
Match Scholarship recipients are admitted early to QuestBridge college partners with full fouryear scholarships that are provided by the colleges and universities, ensuring for these students and their families that an education at a top college can be affordable.
Of Match Scholarship recipients, 94 percent are in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and of those who report standardized testing, 82 percent scored above 1260 on the SAT. Financially, 95 percent come from a household with an annual income under $65,000.
The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a 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.