Washington University in St. Louis has admitted 50 rising high school sophomores to its innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college.
The students represent public, private and charter schools from across the region. They will live and study on campus for three summers, participating in science labs, preparing their college essays and studying with top university faculty.
This is the fifth cohort of the College Prep Program. Launched in 2014, the program recently celebrated the graduation of Cohort 2’s 34 members, all of whom were accepted into college, including 11 scholars who will attend Washington University through the College Prep Scholarship.
“We are excited to welcome another cohort of outstanding scholars to the College Prep Program,” said College Prep founder Leah Merrifield, associate vice chancellor for community engagement and St. Louis college readiness. “Now in our fifth year, the College Prep Program has a proven track record of preparing scholars academically and socially for college.”
The 2018 College Prep Scholars are:
Bayless High School
Belleville West High School
Bishop DuBourg High School
Carnahan High School
Central Visual and Performing Arts High School
Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience
Fort Zumwalt East High School
Fox High School
Gateway STEM High School
Hancock High School
Rubi Sharon Gutierrez Ruiz
Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls
Incarnate Word Academy
KIPP St. Louis High School
Alijah Hunter Alijah
Louisiana High School
Lutheran North High School
Madison Senior High School
Maplewood Richmond Heights High School
McCluer High School
McCluer South-Berkeley High School
Metro Academic and Classical High School
Northwest High School
Parkway North High School
Ritenour High School
St. John Vianney High School
St. Louis College Prep
Trinity Catholic High School
University City High School
The College Prep Program is one way Washington University faculty, staff and students are working to improve K-12 education in St. Louis. To learn more, visit The Pipeline.
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