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Robert Treat Academy Student Named Ross Scholar at St. Paul’s School

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Alejandro Toledo-Navarro, a graduating eighth grader at Robert Treat Academy Charter School, has been named a Ross Scholar at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. in recognition of his academic promise and leadership potential.

As a Ross Scholar, Alejandro will begin his St. Paul's education in September and will receive full funding at the New England boarding school that seeks talented students from across the country and around the world.

Alejandro Toledo-Navarro Robert Treat Academy CLASS2015"I am extremely grateful and fortunate to have attended Robert Treat Academy," said Alejandro, who will be graduating later this month. "It has not only shaped my future but shaped who I am as a person. It is an amazing honor to represent Robert Treat Academy at St. Paul's School."

Established in 2005 by E. Burke Ross Jr., who graduated from the School in 1969, the scholarship honors three generations of the Ross family who have attended St. Paul's School.

Ross Scholars demonstrate strong academic achievements and the potential to make positive contributions to the St. Paul's School community. There are currently eight Ross Scholars attending the school.

E. Burke Ross Jr., an entrepreneur and private equity investor, wants to give highly talented and motivated students from his home state of New Jersey the same opportunity he says he was lucky enough to receive.

The scholarship awards full tuition and a customized expense allowance to enhance the student's overall experience, which covers such areas as transportation costs to and from the School, a new laptop, and summer programs. The Ross Board, which includes Ross family members, selects up to two scholars each year.

Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul's School is a co-educational college preparatory high school in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 525 young men and women from 36 states and 25 countries. All students and the nearly 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds.

The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The SPS web site is www.sps.edu.