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Student receives scholarship to USC
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Jacque Breunig with La Salle Prep counselor Nancy Orr.
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Jacque Breunig with La Salle Prep counselor Nancy Orr.

MILWAUKIE — La Salle Prep senior Jacque Breunig from Milwaukie has received a full four-year college scholarship valued at $270,000 to attend the University of Southern California in fall 2014.

Breunig's dream is to become a physician.

Nancy Orr, a La Salle counselor, nominated Breunig for the QuestBridge National College Match scholarship.

“She is brilliant and motivated. The nomination and application process is arduous, but the payoff is huge! ” Orr explains.

The aspiring doctor plans to specialize in the competitive field of biomedical engineering. Breunig is interested in treating patients and researching autoimmune diseases including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common fatal childhood genetic disorder.

Beyond her formal education goals, Breunig hopes to volunteer with the international relief organization, Doctors without Borders, so that she may use her gifts to serve those in crisis.

Breunig was among only 440 American high school seniors awarded a QuestBridge full ride scholarship to 35 partner colleges, a collection of the most selective universities in the nation. She competed with nearly 5,000 finalists and was selected from almost 13,000 applicants. She was among eight finalists to be matched with USC. The selection criterion focuses on academic performance, financial need and personal factors.

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