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CEDAR SHOALS SENIOR, WALTER AVILA, SELECTED AS 2019 QUESTBRIDGE SCHOLAR

Walter Avila, a senior at Cedar Shoals High School, has been selected as a 2019 QuestBridge Scholar and has been awarded a full scholarship to attend Emory University in the Fall 2019. Out of 16,248 applicants nationwide, Walter was one of only 1,044 students that was matched with a university based on an established process. Over the course of four years, the scholarship Walter has received will amount to $300,000.00. 

 

QuestBridge Scholarship partner colleges use a combination of their own funds as well as state and federal aid to fund the scholarship. This scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the QuestBridge college partner that covers the cost of attendance, including:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Travel expenses
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College Match Scholarship packages:

  • Have NO parental contribution
  • Have NO student loans
  • May contain a student contribution in the form of Federal work-study, summer work, or student savings.

Walter is also a semi-finalist for the very selective Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, making him eligible for another 4-year renewable $40,000 scholarship.  

"This is a great accomplishment for Walter and speaks volumes about Cedar Shoals and the teachers and staff that have guided him throughout his education here," says Counselor Courtni Reese.

To find out more, visit https://www.questbridge.org/.