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.