Press Release: January 26, 2024


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QuestBridge Finalists Nominated for Prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Palo Alto, California (January 26, 2024) – QuestBridge is excited to announce the high school seniors nominated by QuestBridge as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. In 2015, QuestBridge became one of only a few partner organizations nationally selected to identify outstanding students for this honor. The nominees were selected from a competitive pool of 6,683 Finalists of the QuestBridge National College Match. QuestBridge initially received over 20,800 applicants for the 2023 National College Match, a national program that connects high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships to the nation’s top colleges. Several of these nominees are also QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship Recipients, receiving full scholarships to top colleges valued at over $200,000.

Our nominees* for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program are:

Inti Alkhatib - Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, IL

Natalia Armas Perez - Central Valley High School, Ceres, CA

Talal Aslam - STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T, High Point, NC

Chardon Black - Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Curtis Brashaw - Saint Louis High School, St. Louis, MI

Owen Burns - Brookings High School, Brookings, SD

Princess Edogiawerie - Pasadena Memorial High School, Houston, TX

Adelina Grotenhuis - Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale, AZ

Esperance Han - North Marion High School, Ocala, FL

Eva Jarvis - Ronald Wilson Reagan High School, Winston Salem, NC

Nashra Khan - Shiloh High School, Snellville, GA

Logan Le - Boston Latin School, Boston, MA 

Alex Lee - Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA 

Jennifer Nguyen - Craft Academy At Morehead State University, Grayson, KY 

Teagan Sahli - Billings West High School, Billings, MT 

Anahi Sanchez - Newton High School, Newton, KS 

Zihan Wang - Coronado High School, Henderson, NV

Following application submission, candidates will be notified of semi-finalist status in April. Presidential Scholars will be notified in May 2024.

*Some students, who opted out of making their candidacy public, are not included on this list.


About QuestBridge:

QuestBridge is a national nonprofit that connects high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further life opportunities. By recruiting, developing, and motivating these students — beginning in high school through college to their early career — QuestBridge aims to help talented students attend the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their respective careers and communities.