Questbridge Recipients for 2018


Four OSSM Students Announced as Questbridge Recipients

Oklahoma City, OK. (December 12, 2018) – The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) announced today that four of its students are Questbridge National College Match Scholarship Recipients.

The four OSSM recipients were: Attaira Prince, Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) of Oklahoma City; Peter Ha, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) of Muskogee; Jacquelyn Tafoya, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) of Ramona, and Maxx Ibarra, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) of Oklahoma City.

Questbridge is a national program that connects high-achieving, low-income high school seniors with full scholarships to the nation’s top colleges. College Match Scholarship Recipients are admitted early to QuestBridge college partners with guaranteed, full four-year scholarships that are provided by the colleges and universities, ensuring these students and their families that an education at a top college can be affordable.

The National College Match is a highly competitive process drawing applications from impressive students across the country. This year’s College Match Scholarship Recipients had an average unweighted GPA of 3.93. On standardized testing, the middle 50% received between 1360-1500 on the SAT and between 29-33 on the ACT. 94% are within the top 10% of their graduating class.

About OSSM:

OSSM is a residential high school for juniors and seniors from across the state and is the only one of its kind in Oklahoma. Its mission is to prepare young Oklahomans to think critically by excelling in the studies of science and mathematics.  The curriculum is designed not only to immerse students in a rigorous two-year program of advanced physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry and humanities, but also to instill in them a sense of community service.   For more information, call 521-6436 or log on to


Pictured: Attaira Prince, Jackie Tafoya, Maxx Ibarra and Peter Ha.