Surprise! Two city kids earn full college scholarships

Ann Merullo and Rosedina Blanc

Scholar Athletes joined with representatives from Curry College and Regis College on Monday to surprise two Boston High School seniors with full tuition 4-year college scholarships. Rosedina Blanc, who attends Madison Park Technical Vocational High School was awarded the Curry College scholarship, and Ann Merullo who attends Boston Latin Academy was awarded the scholarship to Regis College.

“These young women have worked incredibly hard and are so deserving of this honor,” said Daphne Griffin, Scholar Athletes Executive Director. “They both have earned this in their own right and we look forward to hearing about their future success.”

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Rosedina, who attends Madison Park, has been honored by Scholar Athletes as a “Most Valuable Scholar Athlete”. She is active in her dance club, school council, and an active volunteer.

Ann, who attends Boston Latin Academy, is also a “Most Valuable Scholar Athlete” recipient. She is a cheerleader and is described by her Scholar Athletes advisor as ambitious, trustworthy, and a leader.

Scholar Athletes, the non-profit that facilitated the scholarships, has 24 high school Zones across Massachusetts staffed with full time program staff who work with student athletes on academics, college planning, and health and wellness. Each year Scholar Athletes nominates student Zone members to receive the scholarships from partner colleges and universities. Since its inception in 2009 the organization has facilitated more than $4.2 million in college scholarships for Zone members.

Zone members applied for the scholarships and were recommended by Scholar Athletes based on academic performance, Zone participation, and financial need.

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