College Possible Senior is Princeton Bound

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At the onset of the pandemic, there was a lot of uncertainty, especially when making plans for the future. Early on, researchers speculated the fallout from COVID-19 could drastically disrupt first-year college enrollment trends, and these theories are now being supported with new data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Yet, despite the dire times and statistics, College Possible and the students we serve have persisted in their shared goal of getting into college as well as through college.

In her second year with College Possible, Ana credits the support of her coaches with helping her navigate the challenges she has encountered. “I would not have done the things I have over the past two years if it weren’t for College Possible. My coaches have provided a great deal of emotional support. I needed that in my college process because as the first in my family to apply to college, I didn’t have anyone to go to and I just felt more prepared with College Possible.”

After months of working on her application and weeks of waiting for the results, Ana recently learned she had won the coveted Questbridge National College Match Scholarship and will be heading to Princeton in the fall.

“I didn’t have school that day and I couldn’t sleep the day before; I was so anxious. There are so many people who don’t get in and I was psyching myself out. I opened the email and saw ‘Congratulations!’ I was sobbing at that point.” Ana, the oldest of three children, remembers going into the other room to share the good news with her mom, “That was the first time I had seen my mother cry.”