QuestBridge awards scholarships to five students from Science Park High School

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By Education Today

Posted on December 23, 2022


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Newark Board of Education

Five seniors from Science Park High School have been awarded full, four-year QuestBridge scholarships to some of the greatest universities in the country, the Newark Public Schools is pleased to announce. Premier liberal arts institutions like Amherst, Pomona, and Carleton, as well as top research universities like Duke, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of Chicago, and Yale, are among QuestBridge’s college partners. The generous financial aid package offered by each college, which includes tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and travel costs, includes the Match Scholarship and covers the full cost of attendance. 

“We in Newark already know that our students are incredibly gifted, and we love to share their brilliance with the world. But they keep proving it. We anticipate the day when they come back to the City and help others “Roger Len, the superintendent, remarked. With a weighted average GPA of 4.41, these five exceptional Science Park High School graduates are in the top 10% of their graduating class. Rooney Salas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MIT), Jennifer Sanmartin (Princeton University), Ayomide Adewole Adekoya (Princeton University), Sthefany Ayumi Fukagawa (Pomona College), and Vivan D. Robles-Pinos are the recipients, along with their college preferences (Washington University in St Louis). 

We are extremely proud of our students and their accomplishments, said board president Haynes. They deserve to be recognised for their efforts, as they have worked very hard. In the University Heights neighbourhood of Newark, there is a public high school called Science Park High School. The school, a component of Newark Public Schools, was founded in 1974 and currently enrols students in grades 7 through 12. In New Jersey, Science Park High School is placed 27th. Students have the option to complete coursework and examinations for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement