14 February 2018
Fr. Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., President, Cristo Rey New York High School
2018 is off to an impressive start for several of Cristo Rey New York’s seniors! To date, eight seniors have committed to top colleges and universities. Equally impressive are those students who have been awarded competitive scholarships for academic achievements.
The QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship Program works to help low-income students who have achieved academic excellence gain admission and full funding to the best schools in the nation. Cristo Rey New York is proud to have four QuestBridge scholars.
Our two selected finalists, Fernando and Cynthia, will be attending Columbia University and Williams College, respectively, at absolutely no cost to their families. Our two scholars, Denzeo and Roberto, have accepted early decision to Hamilton College and Dartmouth College, respectively! Roberto, our first Dartmouth alumnus-to-be, is pictured with CRNY Principal and Dartmouth alum Bill Ford, and CRNY full-time volunteer Oz, who was accepted to Dartmouth medical school.
Posse, a program similar to QuestBridge, works to give students from urban backgrounds the opportunity to attend and succeed at competitive colleges/universities. Posse Scholars are given a full-tuition scholarship. CRNY had two Posse finalists this year, with one chosen Posse Scholar, Chris, who will be attending Franklin & Marshall College. CRNY is equally proud of three more seniors who have gained early admittance. Miguel will attend Colgate University, Magda will go to Babson College, and Maribelis has committed to LeMoyne College. We applaud these members of the Class of 2018, as we applaud all those whose decisions are yet to be made!