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University Liggett School senior selected as prestigious QuestBridge Scholar

University Liggett School senior Noah Sanders is among a prestigious group of 1,674 students from a pool of nearly 16,000 to be selected as a QuestBridge National College Match Scholar for 2021. As part of being a QuestBridge Scholar, Sanders is admitted to the University of Chicago on a full four-year scholarship.

“Receiving a QuestBridge Match Scholarship is a recognition of Noah’s hard work and commitment,” said Elizabeth Jamett, director of college guidance.

Match Scholarship recipients are admitted early to QuestBridge college partners with full scholarships, including tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses, that are funded by participating colleges and universities.

Jamett noted that QuestBridge allows universities to identify top students early in the application process. “In addition to financial support, QuestBridge creates a support network for students so that they will be successful as they make the transition to their university,” she added.

While in Upper School at ULS, Sanders participated in cross country, robotics, and peer tutoring. Outside of school he was active in Math Corps, Generator Z and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Sanders plans to study pre-med and neuroscience at UChicago.

Previous QuestBridge scholars from Liggett have attended Hamilton College, University of Chicago, Tufts, Princeton, and Yale.

In addition to UChicago, QuestBridge’s college partners include top liberal arts colleges around the country, such as Amherst, Colby, Hamilton, Pomona, Williams, and Yale, and exceptional research universities such as Brown, Columbia, Duke, and Stanford.

This year’s Match Scholarship recipients come from 49 states, as well as the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

The National College Match is a highly competitive process, and this year’s College Matches have impressive achievements. These outstanding high school seniors have an average unweighted GPA of 3.93, and 92% are in the top 10% of their graduating class. The majority of these new QuestBridge Scholars — 81% — are among the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college in the United States.