Kedhejah Kelly, a senior at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a full scholarship to attend Emory University on a QuestBridge Scholarship.
Ms. Kelly is a recipient of a QuestBridge 2017 National College Match Scholarship that will provide her early admission into Emory with a guaranteed full, four-year scholarship, including tuition, room, board and other college expenses.
Ms. Kelly was accepted into Emory and she plans to study math with a pre-med emphasis. She plans a career as an anesthesiologist.
The outstanding senior was one of 918 outstanding students selected from 15,606 applicants to the scholarship program this year.
QuestBridge is a national program that pairs high-achieving seniors with highly selective college partners including top liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Colby, Hamilton, Pomona, Emory and Willams and exceptional research universities such as Brown, Columbia, Duke, University of Chicago, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Yale.
The National College Match is a highly competitive process and according to a release from QuestBridge, these recipients have impressive achievements in high school. Academically, the 918 College Match seniors have an average unweighted GPA of 3.92, they have scored between 1350 and 1490 on the SAT and between 29 and 33 on the ACT, 95 percent rank in the top 10 percent of their class.
QuestBridge also reported that 76 percent of the new QuestBridge Scholars are the first generation of their families to attend a four-year college.