Earlier this week I got a chance to make a dream come true. I traveled to the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in the Bronx to present Ricardo Alvarado with his letter of admission from NYU! Ricardo had no idea I was coming and his counselor, Zee Santiago, did a great job of keeping it a secret. So many of Ricardo’s friends showed up to congratulate him (hey, Lovejoy!).
Ricardo applied Early Decision to NYU and will participate in the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at NYU. HEOP provides students with academic support through non-credit classes, professional and peer tutoring and counseling that are designed to ensure student success at NYU. Through HEOP, Ricardo will receive a full-need financial aid package that can make attending NYU a reality.
I am so excited for Ricardo! He is an outstanding young man and we are happy to have him join the NYU class of 2020!!