Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Nine DC student receive full ride to George Washington

The George Washington University student paper, the Hatchet, has the details about this years Trachtenberg Scholarship winners.
Families of the scholarship's finalists gathered in the Benjamin Banneker High School auditorium where University President Steven Knapp revealed the nine winners and presented them with their acceptance packets. Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Michelle Rhee, who also participated in the ceremony, outfitted the newest Colonials with yellow, foam three-corner hats and GW pom-poms. The program makes GW the largest provider of financial aid to D.C. public school students.

"This is amazing. In my wildest dreams I never expected this," said William Echbihi El Idrissi, a senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School who plans to attend GW. "GW is really reaching out to the community. I'm just at a loss for words."
Congratulations to all off the recipients.

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