Link is pleased to announce that the Class of 2020 earned over $6.9 million in academic scholarships and finanical aidfor competitive private high schools – the largest amount granted in the school’s history. Graduates received acceptance into, and scholarships to attend, prestigious boarding schools, including Cate School (CA), Governor’s Academy (MA), St. Mary’s School (NC), Worcester Academy (MA) and more. In addition, students were accepted into and received scholarship and financial aid from private day schools in NJ, including Newark Academy, Kent Place School, Morristown Beard School, The Hudson School, Seton Hall Prep, St. Vincent Academy, St. Benedict’s Prep, Immaculate Conception, Cristo Rey (NY), and others.
Link’s Head of School Maria Pilar Paradiso states, “The Class of 2020 is an exceptional class. Their commitment to their education and their perseverance has been demonstrated throughout their four years at Link, but never more clearly than in the recent months when they were asked to pivot to remote learning while navigating the uncertainties of the times and the continuing incidents of racial injustice. They have shared their strength and confidence with us and will contribute greatly in their communities and our nation. We are gratified that independent schools across the region and as far as California value the preparation that Link students receive and the amazing talent they possess. The class earned a record amount in academic scholarships and financial aid to competitive and prestigious high schools for next fall, where they can build upon the outstanding foundation they acquired at Link. Link and the scholars’ families are grateful that the schools and scholarship programs recognize the quality of a Link student and generously support our scholars in the next stage of their educational journey, continuing Link’s work to bridge the opportunity gap and ensure educational equity.”