Hollywood Teen gets full ride to Vanderbilt University


Broward County, FL – 02/23/2015 - Andrew Virgile, a senior at the International School of Broward, was recently awarded the Quest Scholarship. The scholarship package includes four full paid years at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee plus room and board, health insurance, technology and lab fees, two airline tickets per year to visit family, and spending money. The package is worth over $260,000. Andrew will begin taking classes this summer.

Originally from Haiti, Andrew, 18, has been attending International School of Broward since 2013. He is part of the school’s Student Government Association and a member of the National Honor Society.

According to the Questbridge website, the organization’s “National College Match was designed specifically to help high-achieving low-income students gain admission and scholarships to some of the country's best colleges and universities.”

International School of Broward (ISB) is a tuition-free public charter school located at 3100 N. 75th Avenue in the city of Hollywood. Founded in 2007, ISB offers a dual immersion language program in Broward County, Florida. The school opened its doors in August 2007 with 57 students. The majority of the students enrolled at ISB that year transferred from the private section, Lycée Franco-Américain (LFA), a private dual language immersion program school also founded by Dr. Jacquelyne Hoy. LFA originally served grades P-K thru 8th, but discontinued the middle school grades with the creation of ISB.

# # #