Bioscience’s Class of 2015 Sets New Record For Scholarships to 56 Colleges and Universities Around the Country

Posted by Community Relations on 6/3/2015

Bioscience’s Class of 2015 set a new record for scholarships to 56 colleges and universities around the country and a total of $6,082,148. That eclipsed last year’s record of $5,738,260. Mackenzie Kong-Sivert, who will be heading to Harvey Mudd College, as a National Merit Scholar and double majoring in Computational Science and Mathematics. She earned nearly $1.3 million in merit scholarships from ASU, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Reed College, Carleton College, Grinnell College, Johns Hopkins University, Harvey Mudd College, Oklahoma University, and University of Texas - Dallas.

In all, 32 students received scholarships: Hely Octavio Rodriguez Cruz at $453,472, who chose Wesleyan University in Connecticut over Middlebury College; Chris De Los Angeles at $441,312, who will major in Earth & Oceanic Studies at Bowdoin College in New Hampshire. Briana Diaz who will be attending ASU on a Medallion Scholarship, and major in Global Health earned $337,644; Ryan Borneman, $332,896, is headed to ASU – Polytechnic to study Robotics Engineering; Clarissa Smith was a QuestBridge Scholar early decision/match recipient, and will be headed to Carleton College in Minnesota with $286,588 in scholarship offers; Ryan Waggoner, $274,480, turned down six out-of-state offers to study Biology at ASU; David “Tony” Romero, $272,000, will double major in Cognitive Science and Biology at Occidental College; Tanzila Chowdhury, a QuestBridge Scholar, $271,480, will attend Pitzer College and major in Molecular Biology; Jesus “Andres” Anchondo Regalado will study Forensic Science at St. Mary’s University in Texas and play D-II Soccer, $260,000; Davis “William” Hayes, $236,480, chose Lewis & Clark College over Reed College, and will study Chemistry in the Northwest; Robert Wise, $223,800, turned down offers from seven other schools to study Mechanical Engineering at ASU.