Student to attend Yale wants STEM career
Wylie East High School senior Esteban Figueroa didn’t think he would be angling for a spot in an Ivy League school when he entered high school.
Neither did he dream he would receive a full-ride scholarship to one. He thought he would attend a public school in Texas, such as the University of Texas or Texas A&M University.
“But here I am in my dream world,” he said.
He will attend Yale University next year after receiving a scholarship through the QuestBridge scholarship/placement program, with the scholarship and all the add-ins worth more than $300,000. The scholarship pays for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and travel expenses, according to QuestBridge. Figueroa also said health insurance is paid for.
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By Don Munsch • [email protected]