Announcing the 2018 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars!

September 4, 2018

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) has announced the 2018 class of award recipients of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matched high school program to help them meet their unique intellectual and personal needs.

The program, which began in 2002 and is generously funded by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, is one of the few merit-based, need-blind scholarships of its kind in the U.S. To date, IEA has awarded 263 scholarships to gifted learners, and alumni are already making their mark on the world.  Currently there are 126 alumni, 89 of whom have graduated from college and are in the work force, attending graduate school and/or participating in international service and fellowship programs.

“Every child deserves the opportunity to learn in an appropriate, challenging and engaging educational environment. We must support our advanced students to grow as individuals and global citizens who are able to contribute to the innovation, strength and growth of our nation,” said Elizabeth Jones, President of IEA.  “Thanks to the generosity of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, 30 gifted students of the Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholar class of 2018 are assured resources to fuel their passion and support their advanced learning in a challenging learning environment.”

Three regional Selection Committees comprised of a diverse group of school admissions directors, CDB alumni, university personnel and community and business leaders nationwide were tasked with choosing 58 finalists out of a pool of hundreds of applicants. Each of the 58 CDB Finalists, from which the 30 were chosen, met with members of the CDB staff for an interview.

Over the course of the next several months, IEA staff, current CDB Scholars and CDB alumni will provide guidance and assistance to the entering class of 2018 Scholars as they begin to identify potential high school programs, completing applications and preparing their individualized educational plan for next year.

2018 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars:

  • Benjamin Acosta, Montclair, VA
  • Veer Agarwal, Farmington Hills, MI
  • Joy An, Bellevue, WA
  • Evalynn Bogusz, Leesburg, VA
  • Josh Caruso, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Vivian Chan, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Daniel Choi, Hartsdale, NY
  • Soren Cowell-Shah, Portland, OR
  • James Crabtree, West River, MD
  • Sophia Eno, Woodside, CA
  • Luke Gialanella, Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Sadie Hastings, Los Angeles, CA
  • Aurora Jackson, Oswego, IL
  • Davin Jeong, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Arul Kolla, Arcadia, CA
  • Joyce Li, Lake Zurich, IL
  • Michelle Mahoney, Hillsborough, CA
  • Desirey Manon, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Stella Nakada, New York, New York
  • Olivia Oh, New York, New York
  • Abraham Rochez, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stella Schick, Durham, NC
  • Espen Slettnes, Castro Valley, CA
  • Carter Smith, Jersey City, NJ
  • Mia Tavares, Burlingame, CA
  • Maya Vendhan, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Abigale Wee, Menlo Park, CA
  • Yunrui (Ryan) Yang, Easton, CT
  • Jessica Zhao, Austin, TX
  • Alex Zitzewitz, Hanover, NH

Congratulations to the 2018 Scholars! We welcome you to the IEA community.

Applications for the 2019 scholarship will be available in November 2018. To be notified when the application is available, sign up for IEA’s newsletter.