Alexandria City High School (ACHS) student Abdelrahman Abdelsadig has earned a full ride to college with the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship. The Class of 2022 senior joins two ACHS students from the Class of 2021 in achieving this honor.
Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Sudan, Abdelsadig’s family came to the United States in 2007 when he was in the first grade. Abdelsadig’s native language is Arabic and he learned English gradually throughout elementary school. “The language barrier was definitely the most challenging part of moving to the U.S. But thanks to teachers and friends, I now speak both languages fluently,” Abdelsadig said.
He is in the top 10 percent of his class and is on the wrestling team and the “We the People” debate team, in addition to holding a part-time job.
“It is motivation for everyone around me, for someone that looks like me to earn this award,” Abdelsadig said. He plans to study within the fields of science, technology, and math at Colby College in Maine, expressing a particular interest in anatomy. “This award is a testament to his dedication throughout high school,” said Stacy Morris, ACHS college and career school counselor.
The QuestBridge National College Match provides a pathway for high school seniors who have excelled academically, and have financial need, to attend a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, students can apply to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the school.