18 IDEA Seniors Named QuestBridge Finalists

 TEXAS (October 26, 2020)  IDEA Public Schools is proud to announce that 18 seniors in the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio and Austin have been selected as finalistfor the QuestBridge National College Match program. 

The QuestBridge National College Match program is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges. QuestBridge accomplishes this by partnering with these schools to identify and support students who otherwise may not apply to leading colleges. 

Applicants must submit their transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation while ranking the colleges of their choice to be considered for early admission and a full college scholarship. 

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.   

If chosen, students will be matched with their university choice on December 1, 2020. These students have the opportunity to match with prestigious universities such as MIT, Duke, University of Norte Dame, Yale and many more.  

In 2020, over 18,000 applications were submitted, and 6,885 students were selected as National College Match Finalists. 

Congratulations to the following IDEA seniors for being chosen as QuestBridge finalists: 

Rio Grande Valley

IDEA McAllen – Gerardo Bravo, Andrea Hernandez and Erik Sandoval 

IDEA Mission – Jose Barragan and Ulyses Ulloa 

IDEA Brownsville – Destiny Villareal 

IDEA Frontier – Alondra Guerrero and Stephanie Rincon 

IDEA Weslaco – Johanna Reyes 

IDEA Weslaco Pike – Natalia Alameda, Christopher Alonso, Natalie Martinez and Oscar Galvan 

IDEA Pharr – Cesar Galvan 

IDEA Donna – Mia Villareal 

San Antonio

IDEA South Flores – Frida “Franco” Leon

IDEA Walzem -  Diego Del Bosque


IDEA Montopolis –  Krystal Juarez

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About IDEA Public Schools
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves 66,000 college-bound students in 120 schools across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA has been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and received national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools lists. IDEA remains on-track to uphold its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.

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