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Ritenour High School Senior Earns Rare College Scholarship

QuestBridge Match ScholarLindsy Garcia, a senior at Ritenour High School, earned a full scholarship to her first-choice, highly selective college, Washington University, as a QuestBridge Match Scholar. 

Garcia plans to major in international relations and biology at Washington University. 

The QuestBridge College Match Scholarship is a highly selective process that matches top ranked students who have financial need to one of 48 highly selective colleges and universities. Last year (during the 2021-2022 school year), of nearly 18,000 applicants nationwide, only about 1,700 became QuestBridge College Match Scholars.

Garcia has been a student at RHS since the beginning of her junior year, after her family moved from Georgia. At RHS, she already has earned a Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, her family’s first language, and is working on earning another in French. 

This past summer, Garcia earned a scholarship to study abroad in Nice, France through the AFS language immersion program. The opportunity allowed her to take classes with other students from across Europe in the mornings and tour parts of the area in the afternoons. 

Garcia has been involved in the International Club at RHS and has spent four years in HOSA (a club for future health professionals) both at RHS and her former high school in Georgia. 

In recent years, RHS has had two other QuestBridge College Match scholars: Isaiah Murrell-Thomas, a 2018 graduate, who earned a QuestBridge Match Scholarship to University of Notre Dame, and Martin Trujillo Carrazco, a 2019 graduate, who earned this scholarship to attend Washington University.