Whittier Union Students Participate in Prestigious Scholars Program, Aim to Gain Admission to Top-Tier Universities
Three Whittier High School seniors have taken a significant step closer to achieving their dreams of attending a top-tier university after high school by securing coveted spots in the prestigious and highly-selective University of Southern California’s (USC) Bovard Scholars program.
Salinas student accepted into 21 colleges, receives $2.4 million in scholarships
From Stanford to Yale, UCLA and many more, Everette Alvarez High School Valedictorian, Jorge Marquez Sanchez was accepted to 21 universities and offered a whopping $2.4 million in scholarships. Out of all his options, it’s Harvard that he’s chosen.
Virginia High School Rededicates to John Lewis, Dropping Confederate Name
Bovard Scholar Kimberly Boateng and Kadija Ismail were instrumental in the effort to rename their high school to John R. Lewis High School. The high school was also spotlighted in a question on Jeopardy during the week of the renaming ceremony. Contestants were asked “In 2020, Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia was renamed for this late Congressman and civil rights icon.”
Freshman creates organization to help underserved communities
Bovard Scholar Raymiro Gomez-Galiano, who initially created New Colors Project in May to share resources and highlight social issues, has since evolved the Instagram account to include an adult English tutoring program and an advocacy project to help those experiencing homelessness.
Yale, Stanford and Harvard — these are just three of the elite schools that the USC Bovard Scholars Program has assisted low-income, high-achieving high school students from across the nation in getting into.