Congratulations to Mr. Mahdi Abdul-Jabbar on his recent acceptance to Columbia University on a full scholarship from QuestBridge National College Match.
QuestBridge National College Match is a national program that connects high-achieving, low-income high school seniors with full four-year scholarships to the nation’s top colleges. Mahdi is a QuestBridge scholar, as a QB scholar, he will have a full ride to Columbia. The QuestBridge scholarship is valued at $250,000 for the students four years.
Out of 14,926 applicants, QuestBridge selected 5,842 Finalists who were considered for the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship (Match Scholarship). Of these Finalists, 1,127 outstanding students were selected as this year’s Match Scholarship Recipients. Hailing from 49 states, including the District of Columbia, as well as the territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, the 2019 Match Scholarship Recipients, have an average unweighted GPA of 3.93. For standardized testing, the middle 50% received between 1350 - 1500 on the SAT and between 30 - 33 on the ACT. In addition, 93% are within the top 10% of their graduating class. Financially, 95% come from a household with an annual income under $65,000, and 85% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The majority of these new QuestBridge Scholars — 77% — are among the first generation in their families to attend a four year college in the United States.