Divine Savior Academy is proud to share that seniors, Mariana Castillo and Lucia Aguzzi, were recently chosen as QuestBridge Scholars, gaining early admission and full four-year scholarships to the universities they matched with. This coming fall, Mariana will be attending Princeton University and Lucia will be attending Notre Dame University.
These seniors have put in years of effort to achieve this goal. “I’ve been working towards this since 7th grade,” shared Mariana.
However, they were not alone in the process. At Divine Savior, planning for next steps after high school is a team effort by our students, their parents, and our school through a college counseling department and dedicated teachers.
“I’m really grateful for the amazing teachers I’ve had as well as the never ending support from my family,” said Mariana.
Lucia excitedly shared, “I’m so relieved to finally see how my efforts paid off to get me to this point, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to get a great education at a top university…I can’t wait to see what God’s plan is for me with my new family at Notre Dame.”
The whole school couldn’t be more excited for these scholarship winners! High School Principal, Ben Troge, has known Lucia since preschool when she started at Divine Savior, and Mariana as her AP United States history teacher.
“Hearing that Lucia was accepted to Notre Dame, and Mariana was accepted into Princeton through QuestBridge made me extremely happy for them,” said Principal Troge. “The Lord blessed them with talent, ability, and a strong work ethic!”
The QuestBridge program matches high-achieving high school seniors with top universities that award them scholarships to cover their college costs. These are students that have an average unweighted GPA of 3.93 and who are overall in the top 10% of their graduating class. Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge’s college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000. In 2021, out of over 16,500 applicants, QuestBridge selected 6,312 scholarship recipients. Partner schools include prestigious colleges and universities such as Amherst, Dartmouth, Duke, Northwestern, Stanford, University of Chicago, Yale, and more.
For more information on Divine Savior Academy’s college counseling program, visit https://divinesavioracademy.com/doral/college-counseling.aspx.