Tristan Pesco, a senior at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, was recently granted a Posse Scholarship and will receive a full ride to Franklin and Marshall College. Tristan worked with a Phipps Neighborhoods College Advisor, who supported him on college applications, essays, financial aid, and scholarship applications – including his application for the Posse Scholarship. Tristan started the process one of roughly 15,000 nominees, and is now one of ten young people going to Franklin and Marshall College on a full scholarship.
Tristan is a highly accomplished and hardworking student, who is very dedicated to his studies and contributes a great deal of energy, passion, and charisma to the school community. He is also the proud founder of the mixed martial arts club at his school. Recently, Tristan was afforded the opportunity to be mentored by a Harvard University lecturer and human evolutionary biologist, and helped perform research on genetics in chimps.
We congratulate Tristan on this prestigious honor and wish him luck as he pursues an academic career in science. A special thank you to the Phipps Neighborhoods team especially Katelyn Miller, Reina Abreu, and Adrianna Gentile, for their efforts in providing a program that encourages academic achievement and supports students like Tristan to dream big.