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Exciting Early College News for the Class of 2014

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The early college news for the Class of 2014 at SJND is very encouraging, with seniors getting into their first choice top-tier colleges and universities, along with generous offers of merit scholarships.

“In a year when many colleges and universities are already seeing significant increases in their applications for admission, it is a thrill that our students are not only being admitted, but receiving substantial merit-based scholarships,” said Dr. Angelica Bailon, head of college counseling at SJND. “We are so proud that our students are receiving recognition from the colleges for their potential, hard work, and many contributions to the community.”

Seniors were encouraged in the fall to apply early action to their top colleges, and many received happy Christmas news over the holidays, including:

  • Lena Jennings was accepted to: Willamette University, which offered her a scholarship totaling $92,000 over four years; University of Vermont, which offered her a scholarship totaling $88,000 over four years; California Lutheran University, which offered her a scholarship totaling $88,000 over four years; Drexel University, which offered her a scholarship totaling $44,000 over four years; Purdue University, Fordham University, Hope College and Loyola Marymount University. She is waiting to hear from the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and the University of San Diego.
     
  • Alexa Martinez was accepted to Fordham University’ Gabelli School of Business, ranked one of the top undergraduate business programs in the nation, and received the Dean’s Scholarship, worth $20,000 annually. She also was accepted to: Boston College; Elon University, which offered her the Presidential Scholarship totaling $72,000; St. Edward’s University, which offered her the President’s Excellence Scholarship, worth $80,000 over four years; Chapman University, which offered her the Chancellor’s Scholarship, worth $80,000 over four years; and, Loyal Marymount University.
     
  • Will Keane was accepted to: Tulane University honors program and received the Founders Scholarship totaling $88,000 over four years; the honors program at St. Edward’s University and received the President’s Excellence Scholarship totaling $80,000 over four years; and, the honors college at Drexel University, where he received the A.J. Drexel Scholarship, totaling $64,000 over four years.
     
  • Kim Gonzalez was accepted to the University of Portland and was offered the Presidential Scholarship totaling $88,000 over four years.
     
  • Kevin Pardo was accepted to Fordham University and Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, which offered him a $13,000 scholarship and honors courses with entrance.

The UCs will be sending out admittances in February and March, while the Cal State Universities are informing seniors now of their admittance. Seniors have until May 1 to inform the college of their choice that they will be attending.

“I won't be hearing from my last two colleges for a few more months,” said Alexa Martinez. “But this was a great Christmas present!”

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