Lee Academy Senior Alyssa Grace Vassel Achieves Full Four-Year QuestBridge Scholarship, Securing Dream Admission to Vanderbilt University”


Alyssa Grace Vassel, a senior at Lee Academy, has recently been granted a four-year QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship, securing her spot at Vanderbilt University. Overjoyed by the news, Alyssa expressed her gratitude, stating, “I felt so blessed to be admitted to my dream school with a full scholarship! Being able to attend a top university without massive amounts of debt has always been my goal. I’m so grateful for the opportunity given to me by QuestBridge to tell my story and set myself up for a bright future at Vanderbilt.”

QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization, facilitates connections between high-achieving students and prestigious higher education institutions, offering pathways to further life opportunities. Their mission involves recruiting, developing, and motivating students throughout high school and beyond, with the ultimate goal of helping talented individuals gain access to the nation’s best colleges and supporting them in achieving success in their chosen careers and communities.

From a pool of over 20,800 applicants, QuestBridge selected 6,683 Finalists for consideration for the National College Match Scholarship. This year, QuestBridge’s 50 college partners successfully matched with 2,242 Finalists, who are now recognized as Match Scholarship Recipients. This marks the highest number of Match Scholarship recipients to date. Ana Rowena Mallari, Co-Founder and CEO of QuestBridge, expressed excitement about welcoming this historic community of QuestBridge Scholars, noting, “Their achievements speak to their depth of intellect and character, and we know they will continue to dream big on their college campuses and beyond.”

Alyssa’s academic journey at Vanderbilt will focus on psychology as a pre-health student, aligning with her aspirations for a fulfilling educational experience and a successful future.

Photo and credits to: Lee Academy


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