Camelback Senior Helena Silva Nichols Recently Notified of Selection as a QuestBridge Match Scholar to Yale University

Posted by Community Relations on 12/9/2015

Camelback senior Helena Silva Nichols was recently notified of her selection as a QuestBridge Match Scholar to Yale University. She has also been recognized as a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar and a National Merit Commended Scholar. She is completing her third year as a Barrow Neurological Institute neuro-oncology intern researching glioblastoma multiforme. Nichols carries a 4.894 weighted grade point average. Her first choice for college is Stanford, followed by MIT, but she has not yet visited Yale. Nichols, who attended Bioscience High School the past three years, would like to major in neuroscience with hopes of becoming a Ph. D. in that field.  

Her counselor at Bioscience, Terry Haggerty said, “"Helena houses a graduate-level mind in the body of a 17-year old, and while she enjoys some similar teenage interests and pursuits as her peers, she has fallen deeply in love with neuroscience.” 

She is the daughter of Monica Nichols, a Spanish teacher at Bioscience High School. Congratulations to Helena and her family. 

The QuestBridge National College Match 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's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need