Two Hawken Students Named QuestBridge Scholars

Congratulations to the two Hawken seniors who, through the QuestBridge Scholars Program, have matched with a college that will provide them 100% financial aid in the form of scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses for four years of undergraduate study.

Aniyah Nelson
has matched with Brown University, and Kynnedy Smith has matched with Columbia University.
QuestBridge is a nonprofit college match program for high-achieving students in need of financial aid that partners with 42 of the nation’s top colleges to provide highly qualified students – many of them first generation college students - access to affordable higher education. Hawken’s Director of College Counseling Renee Bischoff couldn’t be more excited for these students. “Last year was the first time in my ten years at Hawken that we had students match through this program, and we had three matches. To follow that up with two more this year is incredible. This program has caught fire with our kids and has become a goal and motivation.”

Aniyah and Kynnedy were among the 1,464 scholarship recipients for 2020 that were selected from a field of over 18,500 applicants. They will join a worldwide network that includes over 19,000 current QuestBridge college students and graduates.
To read the press release about this year’s Questbridge Scholars, click here. For more information about the QuestBridge Scholars Programs, please visit their website at
    • Aniyah Nelson

    • Kynnedy Smith

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