NECBAC 2015 Scholarship Recipients

July 2, 2015

Worcester, MA – The New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College (NECBAC) officially named a select group of high school graduates as NECBAC Scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year. After a competitive application process involving approximately 175 applicants, five deserving students were awarded $500 NECBAC Book Scholarships.

“We are honored to be able to offer our Book Scholarships to such a talented and diverse group of students. As always, NECBAC is proud of our scholarship awardees and thrilled to have a part in their academic success. Congratulations to all the recipients!” – President of NECBAC, Leykia Brill, Assistant Provost for Diversity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

NECBAC is a chartered, non-profit organization of professional admission representatives affiliated with four-year private colleges and universities committed to access and dedicated to promoting enrollment and retention of underrepresented students in higher education. In line with this mission, NECBAC scholarship recipients were all eligible seniors graduating from a New England high school and will be enrolling full-time at a NECBAC member institution. In order to be considered, applicants had to submit an official application, supplemental essay, and an official high school transcript. More information can be found at

NECBAC congratulates the following 2015 NECBAC Scholarship recipients:

Braulio Castillo

Braulio Castillo

Providence, RI

Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School

Bryant College

Marquise Clarke

Marquise Clarke

Hartford, CT

Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Bates College

Sophia Halik

Sophia Halik

Woodstock, VT

Woodstock Union High School

Emmanuel College

Emily Hao

Windham, NH

Windham High School

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Madison Sinkfield

Madison Sinkfield

Springfield, MA

Sabis International Charter School

Trinity College