Fernando Rax from Nogales High School Received a Full Scholarship to Vassar College.
Fernando Rax is the recipient of the Questbridge National College Match Scholarship from Nogales High School. He received a full four-year scholarship (in excess of $200,000) to attend the renowned liberal arts college in Poukeepsie, New York, that covers the cost of attendance, tuition, room and board, books, supplies and travel expenses. This dedicated student from West Covina is excited about his adventure to the East Coast. While at Nogales High School, Fernando was a scholar athlete, involved in four years of sports, including football, track and field, and cross country. He was in the school's rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program and was the President of the IB Questers Club.
Your Inspiration: "I want to thank a few teachers who have really been there for me: Ms. Bogosian, Ms. Hidalgo, Mr. Woodside and Mr. Malignaggi. They have been very supportive of my goals."
Future Plans: "Vassar was one of my favorite picks because I’ve had this dream of going across the country. I’ve spent my entire life here in California and now I will have the opportunity to go to the East Coast and spend the next four years in New York. I was also really interested in the student culture at the school, a community based on helping others. Another huge draw was its open curriculum that allows you to take a variety of classes so I don’t have to limit myself to just one academic field in the first two years. I am leaning towards sociology or education."
Advice for Future Nobles: "I would say keep an open mind. Being open to being mentored by teachers or counselors at Nogales High School. Explore your options and challenge yourself, join clubs, sports and apply to programs that push yourself and great things can happen."