WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The QuestBridge National College Match program is making one West Monroe High School student’s dream come true.
“Shoot for the moon and you’ll land amongst the stars,” said Dagger Bishop, who attends WMHS. “It seems like I've made it to the moon. I'm over the moon with joy actually."
Dagger Bishop said when he started his career at WMHS he dreamed of going to an Ivy League school.
Now that he’s completed the QuestBridge National College Match program, that dream is now a reality.
“I told myself the day before I knew I got matched that I would just be happy that I didn’t have any college things to worry about,” Bishop said.
Bishop said he stumbled upon the program while searching for application fee waivers.
The program not only waives application fees, but it also provides a four-year full scholarship to high-achieving, low-income students.
Less than 1,500 students were selected out of 15,000 applicants during this year’s selection process.
Bishop said he hopes to encourage other students to seek out the program and not limit their full potential.
“I just want people to realize that there’s more to life than your own back yard,” he said.
Bishop will be graduating from WMHS this May and attending Dartmouth College in the fall to study Linguistics.