Irving ISD is proud to recognize 13 students who have been named finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match program.

The QuestBridge National College Match program helps high-performing high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.   

If selected, students have the opportunity to match with prestigious universities such as MIT, Stanford, Duke, Notre Dame, Yale and many more. Students will be notified on Match Day on December 1 if they have been awarded the scholarship. 

In 2020, more than 18,000 applications were submitted, and 6,885 students were selected as National College Match Finalists. Thirteen of those students are from Irving ISD!

Congratulations and best of luck to the following Irving ISD students named QuestBridge finalists:

  • Kelvin Bueno Gonzalez, Irving
  • Darlen Galeas, Irving
  • Victoria Gillespie, Irving
  • Eduardo Medellin, Irving
  • Reem Abbas, MacArthur
  • Michael Espinoza, MacArthur
  • Serra Marquez, MacArthur
  • Ashlee Nunez, MacArthur
  • Gnagna Sy, MacArthur
  • Wisdom Anni, Singley
  • Lennyn Hernandez, Singley
  • Gayda Mohamed, Singley
  • Jonathan Robellar, Singley

“When I received the email from QuestBridge saying that there was an update on our application, I felt both anxious and excited,” says Irving High’s Kelvin Bueno Gonzalez. “I’m truly blessed with the chance to receive a full-ride scholarship to one of my dream schools. It was a humbling experience as it showed my hard work and dedication had amounted to a chance of attending my dream school.”

Singley’s Gayda Mohamed echoes the sentiment of gratitude.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent my community in a diverse national network of talented, driven and inspiring individuals,” she says. “I express the utmost gratitude for QuestBridge, an organization that has provided access to life-changing opportunities for students through a commitment to encouraging their success.”

Recent Irving ISD graduates who matched through QuestBridge include 2019 Irving graduate Antonio Soriano to Brown University; 2019 Singley graduate Alexa de la Fuente to Brown University; 2019 MacArthur graduate Yamile Cornejo Carillo to Notre Dame; 2018 Irving graduate Miriam Trigo to Stanford; 2017 MacArthur graduate Obed De La Cruz to Stanford; 2016 Irving graduate Luis Govea Moreno to Stanford; 2016 Singley graduate Erik Vargas-Ayala to the University of Pennsylvania; 2016 Singley graduate Khadijah Thibodeaux to Pomona College.

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