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SAS Students Receive Top Scholarship at Cal Tech

Carlor Gonzales and David Pena

Carlos Gonzales and David Pena

Miami, December 10, 2012 - The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding high school seniors in the United States gain admission to some of the nation's most selective colleges on a full four year all expenses paid scholarship. QuestBridge works with over 33 partner colleges including Cal Tech (California Institute of Technology), a private university near Los Angeles, which is considered to be the MIT of the west. Cal Tech is ranked in the top 10 universities in the United States according to the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

Cal Tech selected only 3 QuestBridge Scholars in the whole country this year and two of the three come from Miami and attend the School for Advanced Studies (SAS). Carlos Gonzalez from SAS North Campus and David Pena from SAS Kendall Campus will receive a scholarship at Cal Tech that covers the full cost of tuition, room, and board, and is typically worth around $200,000 or more. Additionally, QuestBridge will pay for two trips home to Miami from California each year during the course of the scholarship.

School for Advanced Studies is a nationally recognized high school of excellence located on four campuses of Miami Dade College (Homestead, Kendall, North and Wolfson). SAS was recently honored by Newsweek magazine as the 12th Best High School in the United States and typically sends its graduates to the top universities across the country. These two young men worked very hard in a rigorous academic program at SAS and MDC to earn this extraordinary opportunity.

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