14 KIPP Texas Seniors Receive Full-Ride Scholarships to Top Colleges through QuestBridge National College Match Program

KIPP Texas Public Schools is excited to announce that 14 of our Class of 2023 KIPPsters were selected for full-ride scholarships to top colleges, including two Ivy League matches, through the highly selective QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship program. 

This year, QuestBridge’s 48 college partners matched with 1,755 students, who are recognized as Match Scholarship Recipients. This is the highest number of Match Scholarship Recipients to date for QuestBridge. These Match Scholarship Recipients were chosen from 5,613 finalists nationwide selected this year from over 17,900 applications! Students were selected based on academic achievement, financial qualifications, and character.  

The QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship program is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding high school seniors who are economically disadvantaged gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges. QuestBridge accomplishes this by partnering with these schools to identify and support students who otherwise may not apply to lead colleges. 

Applicants must submit their transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation while ranking the colleges of their choice to be considered for early admission and a full college scholarship. 

College Match Scholarships, which participating colleges provide, cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

KIPP Texas Public Schools had 31 finalists and 14 matched students. Our early admission full-ride College Match Recipients include: 


  • KIPP Austin Brave – Gabriel Becerra: Rice University
  • KIPP Austin Brave – Helen Gailani: Dickinson College
  • KIPP Austin Collegiate – Lizeth Moctezuma: Washington and Lee
  • KIPP Austin Collegiate – Danela Lira: Cal Tech
  • KIPP Austin Collegiate – Ailin Mendoza: University of Pennsylvania


  • KIPP Houston High School – Aaron Cordoba: Amherst College
  • KIPP Houston High School – Mary Aririguzo: Scripps College
  • KIPP Houston High School – Daenna Gonzalez: Stanford University
  • KIPP Houston High School – Dyana Sanchez: University of Notre Dame
  • KIPP Houston High School – Joseph Parada Calix: Denison University
  • KIPP Northeast College Preparatory – Daisy Garcia: Yale University
  • KIPP Connect High School – Cesar Ferrer: Boston University

San Antonio 

  • KIPP Somos Collegiate High School – Seth Moore: Hamilton College
  • KIPP University Prep – Jezmin Chavarria: Emory University

Congratulations to our selected College Match Recipients! The KIPP Texas Team and Family is so proud of you!

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