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Tyler Williams

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Age: 17

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Schools applied to: Grinnell College, Louisiana State University, Stanford University, University of Southern California, Brown University, Amherst College, Rice University, Trinity College, Emory University

What I plan on studying in college: I am going to major in computer science, but I will take advantage of Grinnell’s open curriculum and study creative writing and philosophy. 

Status for the fall: This fall I will be attending Grinnell College on a Questbridge Match Scholarship.

What I'm most excited for at college: I am most excited about studying at one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.

What I'm most nervous for at college: I am most nervous about the transition from the climate of Louisiana to that of Iowa.

What's notable, education-wise, about my family: I will be the first person in my family to attend college and am doing so on a full-ride scholarship from the Questbridge Match program.