Congratulations to NDA Senior Phay Meh

On receiving the news of the scholarship, Phay Meh said, “I am honored and thrilled to be awarded a Questbridge Match.  I am looking forward to studying biology at Emory and taking full advantage of all of the experiences college will offer me.  This truly will be a life changing experience for me and my family and I am beyond grateful.”


Phay Meh’s accomplishments are impressive, especially given the context of this year’ application cycle to QuestBridge.  Out of over 20,800 applicants, QuestBridge selected 6,683 Finalists to be considered for the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship (Match Scholarship).  This year, QuestBridge’s 50 college partners matched with 2,242 Finalists, who are recognized as Match Scholarship Recipients.  This is the highest number of Match Scholarship Recipients to date for QuestBridge.


“We are thrilled to welcome this historic community of QuestBridge Scholars,” said Ana Rowena Mallari, Co-Founder and CEO of QuestBridge.  “Their achievements speak to their depth of intellect and character, and we know they will continue to dream big on their college campuses and beyond.”


A senior at the Academy, Phay Meh is a member of the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society, she also plays on the tennis team and is an active member of Book Club, Yearbook, Cooking Club, and French Club.


“We are thrilled for Phay and her family,” said Dr. James Flynn, NDA Principal.  “Phay is hardworking and very creative.  She has a true passion for knowledge and is recognized by her teachers for her high intellect and strong analytical skills.”


Dr. Flynn noted that Phay has also been the recipient of one of the Academy's most prestigious scholarships, the Leo and Joan Mahoney Scholarship, a four-year renewal scholarship.


Match Scholarship recipients are admitted early to QuestBridge college partners with full four-year scholarships provided by the colleges and universities, ensuring for these students and their families that an education at a top college is affordable.  The Match Scholarship is made up of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the full cost of attendance, including tuition, housing and food, books and supplies, and travel expenses.  The Match Scholarship does not include loans or a parental contribution.


Located in Atlanta, GA, Emory University is a leading research university, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health care systems. The University accepts just 11% of undergraduate applicants.