Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SD Met High student honored as Horatio Alger National Scholar

San Diego Met High School senior Brandon Brizuela has been selected as a 2014 Horatio Alger National Scholar.

Brandon Brizuela Brandon will receive a $21,000 scholarship for a Bachelor's degree, an all-expense paid trip to the Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C., in April, and the opportunity to apply to one of a group of selected colleges who work with the foundation to match the Horatio Alger Scholarship funds. He will also be provided with mentoring, a 24-hour support and referral line, as well as free campus housing opportunities.

As a native San Diegan, UC San Diego is his first choice for college.

After completing medical and legal internships at the San Diego Met High School on the Mesa College campus, Brandon is interested in majoring in cognitive science with a specialty in neurology.

One of the nation's largest college financial aid programs, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program helps high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.  

The San Diego Met High School is one of 70 schools nationally that follow the The Big Picture education model out of Providence, R.I. where internships are a two-day weekly part of every student's curriculum.
For further information contact Principal Sara Leonard at or (619) 388-2295.