Ashland Scholarship Student Recognized Nationally
ASHLAND, Ore. — Hani Mhamdi- a senior from Oregon Charter Academy has been chosen from more than 20,000 applicants worldwide as the recipient of the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship. An Ashland local student, Hani is getting national recognition after being selected because of her outstanding academic ability.
The College Match scholarship connects full four-year scholarships to 50 of the nation’s best colleges to high school seniors from low-income backgrounds. Hani is now headed for Wesleyan University after earning a full-ride scholarship.
Questbridge National College Match Scholarship
For low-income high school seniors who have excelled academically, the QuestBridge National College Match can be a pathway to a top college which may feel financially out of reach. Application to the nation’s best colleges is free, and Questbridge identifies students who are seeking early admission and a full four-year scholarship.
The application process includes the opportunity for students to tell their unique stories as students who have excelled academically despite financial hardship. By joining the Questbridge college partners- either through the Match or QuestBridge Regular Decision, students join a supportive community of thousands of other QuestBridge Scholars currently enrolled at one of their college partners. On graduating, students are welcomed into the QuestBridge Alumni Association where they enjoy networking, continued support, and development opportunities.
Match Scholarship recipients can receive a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000, as their college partners use a blend of their own funds combined with state and federal aid to fund scholarships. Part of a generous financial aid package provided by the specific college the scholarship covers the cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, housing and food, books and supplies, and travel expenses. There are no parental contributions or study loans attached.
Scholarship finalists who don’t match the full scholarship requirements may apply through QuestBridge Regular Decision to still be in the running for admission and generous financial aid. The application can be found at the National College Match.