Scholarship opens door to dream school
May 26, 2022
Jacque Lanzerotti was wondering whether she’d even have the chance to go to the college of her choice. So when she received a full scholarship to Boston College, relief overwhelmed her.
“It was a concern for me that I would get into an amazing college and then have to come to terms with the fact that I would not be able to afford the payments and ultimately not be able to go to a college that I’ve earned myself a spot in. This scholarship is truly allowing me to pursue my dream career and receive the education I’ve always wanted,” Lanzerotti said.
Boston College was not her first choice. But after visiting, she knew she was meant to go there.
“When I visited the campus, it solidified that I did want to go there, because the campus is stunning and the environment felt so safe and comforting,” Lanzerotti said.
Boston also offered a multitude of opportunities and experiences that she would have never gotten the chance to explore if she had stayed closer to home.
“The more and more I thought about it, the more I realized I’d be missing huge opportunities if I didn’t go there,” Lanzerotti said.
Lanzerotti said she is nervous about leaving her friends and family behind but excited for the future.
“I’m excited to be in a different area to explore and learn. I think it’ll be helpful academically and mentally to be in an entirely new space,” Lanzerotti said.
She has made a big impression on her friends at Baldwin over the years.
“She’s going to do great things and I’ll always be on her side. She is and always will be an inspiration to me and those around me,” senior Greta Gorman said.
Lanzerotti’s work ethic always has stood out, Gorman said.
“She is the smartest person I know. She is the hardest working student I’ve ever been in school with,” Gorman said. “She is always putting her schoolwork first and never misses an assignment.”
Lanzerotti received a merit-based scholarship due to her devotion to her academics.
“Even when you feel like you’re not getting the recognition that you deserve, eventually you will receive it and all your hard work will pay off in the end,” she said.
Lanzerotti will be studying biochemistry on the pre-med track. She has the intent of becoming a cardiologist.