Jade Hardwick and Yusuf Sagun Earn Full Scholarships to Brown, UVA

Seniors Jade Hardwick and Yusuf Sagun have earned full scholarships through QuestBridge, a national program that connects high-achieving high school seniors with full four-year scholarships to top colleges. Almost 17,000 students applied this year, and Jade and Yusuf were two of 1,600 winners nationwide. Nationally, QuestBridge applicants have an average unweighted GPA of 3.93, and 92% are in the top 10% of their graduating class.

Jade is Student Diversity Union President, in addition to her leadership in the Black Student Union, and she is team captain of the Varsity Track team, which she has been a member of since Middle School. Jade has also served on Student Vestry since ninth grade and is a Senior Team Leader for the group this year. She joined the Cum Laude Society last year. Academically, she has “maxed out” Episcopal’s math, science, and computer science curriculum, with no higher level courses left for her to take. Jade will attend Brown University in the fall of 2022.

“At Brown, I plan to follow the astrophysics concentration track while participating in clubs such as BSU, dance, fashion, and community service. I am so thankful for the opportunity and very excited to join the Bears community!” said Jade.

Yusuf  transferred to Episcopal in tenth grade. His family immigrated to Jacksonville from Turkey and he is now helping other recent immigrants from Turkey learn English. Yusuf is on the rowing team, serves the school as an Eagle Ambassador, tutors fellow students as a member of the National Honor Society, and participates in Model United Nations. Yusuf will attend the University of Virginia. 

“One of the main reasons why I want to study at UVA is that it’s one of the best public schools in the nation with a top-tier business and social sciences school. I’m planning to major in economics and hold a government position after I graduate. UVA is great for its proximity to a big city like Washington D.C. and yet it offers the warmth of a beautiful college town. I’m excited to join as many student organizations as possible and do outdoor activities on the weekends,” said Yusuf.