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Senior Anthony Wei Receives Full Four-Year Scholarship to Rice University Through QuestBridge

Brother Martin Senior Anthony Wei was chosen to receive a full four-year scholarship to Rice University through the QuestBridge National College Match program...

Congratulations to Anthony Wei ’22, who was selected out of 16,500 applicants to receive a full four-year scholarship to Rice University through the QuestBridge National College Match program. Match Scholarship Recipients are admitted early to QuestBridge college partners with full four-year scholarships that are provided by the colleges and universities, ensuring for these students and their families that an education at a top college can be affordable. Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the full cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.  

These outstanding high school seniors have an average unweighted GPA of 3.93, and 92% are in the top 10% of their graduating class. Financially, 95% come from low-income households. 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.

Anthony realizes that the Match scholarship has significantly impacted his future and his ability to reach his goals. When asked about the opportunity that the scholarship has given him, Anthony said,  “The Match Scholarship has been a blessing in many ways and has certainly affected my goals moving forward. Ever since I was a little boy, I have had a deep passion for change. Whether that’ll be writing about climate concerns or volunteering, I find myself always trying to give back. This philosophy of mine really comes from my family. I was consistently taken aback by my parents’ countless stories of sacrifice, grit, and hard work. I have found myself to be truly grateful for the situation I currently live in. Tying this in with my admission to Rice, I plan on majoring in both business and computer science. The intersection of the two areas provides me an opportunity to explore both innovation and entrepreneurism while allowing for interdisciplinary studies that can help me reach my goals. I want to educate the world on fiscal responsibility and literacy while fundamentally changing the way lower-income Americans manage their finances. With the Match scholarship, I can focus on my academics and not have to worry about the added stress of paying for college (and getting a job). I know that I am very fortunate to be in this position and I really hope that I’m able to take this opportunity to help others. All of this could not be possible without the help of both QuestBridge and Rice.”

Congratulations to Anthony and to all of our seniors who strive for success and excellence in all that they do.

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