WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School senior John Osajie has received a full scholarship, including all fees, tuition, room, board, and books, from Vanderbilt University, thanks to the Questbridge organization.
Questbridge is a national non-profit organization founded in 1994 and based in Palo Alto, California with a goal to match high-performing, low-income students with leading colleges and universities. QuestBridge begins working with students in high school, continuing through college and even until their first job. Their goal is to increase the percentage of outstanding low-income students attending the best colleges and support them to achieve success.
Osajie was one of 1,000 national finalists selected to receive scholarships. Mrs. Margaret Fahey, Osajie's guidance counselor, was instrumental in helping him through the process.
John Osajie with WOHS Principal Oscar Guerrero.