Two Boston High School Seniors Surprised With Full-Tuition Scholarships

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two Boston high school seniors received surprise scholarships on Tuesday that will pay for all of their college expenses.

Ainsley Pena is a student at English High School in Jamaica Plain. She’s expected to attend Curry College. And Janelys Delvalle is a student at Snowden International High School in the Back Bay. She’s been accepted by Regis College.

Scholar Athletes, a non-profit that supports academic achievement through athletics, will pay the full tuition for the four-year colleges for these two young women. They were surprised during a virtual event and a car parade.

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Pena earned a 3.02 cumulative GPA and played multiple sports. This included being the only female player on the high school’s football team. Delvalle earned a 3.6 cumulative GPA. She played varsity basketball and interned at a local hospital.

“These young women are among the very best that Scholar Athletes and our city have to offer,” John Fish, Scholar Athletes Founder and Board Chair, said. “I’m very proud that Scholar Athletes, in partnership with Curry College and Regis College, has been able to help both Janelys and Ainsley reach their goal of furthering their education. They have earned this accomplishment through their commitment and hard work.”

WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin reports:

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(Video: Courtesy of Scholar Athletes)

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