Four Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) students have been dubbed Designated Scholars.
The academic honor comes from the College Board National Recognition Programs which grants normally underrepresented students with academic honors. The Designated Scholar honor gives the students more visibility for college admissions and scholarships. The students are identified as awarded by National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous, and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition programs through College Board’s Student Search Service.
At RFH, two seniors and two juniors were designated:
• Seniors Matthew Cruz and Isabela Rodriguez were named the scholars via the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.
• Junior Sadie Bednarsh was recognized by the board via both the National Hispanic and Indigenous Recognition programs.
• Junior Jacob Brown was recognized via the board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Student eligibility is based on the following: a GPA of 3.5 or higher; have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10; a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; ethnicity of African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous; and/or attendance at a school in a rural area or small town.
Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.
— Edited press release from RFH