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VIDEO: Watch: Crown Heights teen learns he is getting full ride to Harvard

Scholarly Suprise: High school senior Ethan Ambrose, who plans to attend Harvard in the fall, found out on April 13 that he won a ton of cash to put towards college.
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It was a crimson letter day!

A Crown Heights high-school senior says he was stunned into silence when a scholarship organization surprised him with a full ride to Harvard during a school assembly on Wednesday.

“I was so overwhelmed with emotion, I was at a loss for words,” said Ethan Ambrose from Medgar Evers College Prep School.

The 17-year-old scholar said he already knew he was heading to the prestigious Ivy League school this fall, but he had no idea about the life-changing scholarship before a rep from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation made the announcement in an auditorium full of his classmates.

Ambrose said he thought he was in the auditorium to give a talk on a leadership program he is involved in.

The scholarship covers $40,000 a year, and automatically makes him eligible for a $50,000 per-year scholarship for grad school.

Ambrose says he plans to study neurobiology.

Reach reporter Madeline Anthony by e-mail at manthony@cnglocal.com or by pnone at (718) 260–8321.

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