Gateway School 8th grader, Grace Jones, has been awarded the prestigious Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship. This merit-based scholarship based on academic performance and a commitment to learning was awarded to twenty-eight students, chosen from a competitive pool of nearly four hundred applicants across the country. They receive full-tuition scholarships to any high school that best fits their academic needs. Additionally, they join a group of fellow scholars for a variety of learning opportunities and intellectual collaboration. Grace is the first student from Santa Cruz to be selected as a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar.
Managed by the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA), students apply for the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship in the seventh grade and are required to complete a challenging application which includes essays, middle school transcripts, and an example of their work. Eligible applicants must also achieve scores at or above the ninety-seventh percentile on nationally normed standardized tests and score competitively with high school seniors on the SAT or ACT tests.
“The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship creates a life-changing experience that goes well beyond a high school scholarship,” said Bonnie Raskin, Program Director. “Scholars receive support and counsel from the Institute for Educational Advancement through high school and become part of a community of intellectual peers that they can rely on for support, shared information and networking for the rest of their lives. This is very exciting moment in these students’ lives.”