Tesseract student receives scholarship from the Flinn Foundation

Matthew Kaplan

Matthew Kaplan

Matthew Kaplan, a senior at Tesseract School, will attend college for free.

Kaplan is one of 20 students statewide chosen to receive a scholarship from the Flinn Foundation. If he accepts this scholarship, he will receive an unparalleled package for undergraduate study.

“Tesseract School is a close-knit learning community where students are supported but also challenged by educators and peers to reach their highest potential both in and out of the classroom,” explains Kaplan.

Kaplan is the founder of Be ONE Project, a series of non-competitive group games, small-team challenges and guided discussions designed to foster empathy and mutual respect. He has assembled them into a four-hour program called “Be ONE (Open to New Experiences).

Kaplan is the founder of Be ONE Project, a series of non-competitive group games, small-team challenges and guided discussions designed to foster empathy and mutual respect.

“As a student at Tesseract, I have been able to take advantage of their extensive elective offerings and project-centered curriculum to explore both my academic and personal passions. My teachers and guidance counselor truly helped put me on a path for success,” he added.

The Flinn program, in partnership with Arizona’s three state universities, provides enriched educational offerings that expand Scholars’ life and career options and create the kind of stimulating, intellectually challenging environment that students might find at the nation’s most selective colleges.

“Matthew is an amazing young man who has brought so much to the Tesseract community. From his dedication to the Be One Project and his relentless pursuit of his academics-it has been exciting to assist him in the college process,” describes Megan Erdely, Tesseract College Advisor.

“He will tackle college with the same energy he has approached high school and there is a lot more to come from this young man,” she goes on.

Kaplan has also been selected as a finalist for the Robertson Scholarship, a full ride to either Duke or University of North Carolina. He will receive his answer after he attends Finalist Weekend on April 3.

“Thanks to Tesseract’s continued guidance and support, I am excited for the opportunities and experiences that I will have as college student,” Kaplan concludes.

Kaplan is also the founder of Be ONE Project, a series of non-competitive group games, small-team challenges and guided discussions designed to foster empathy and mutual respect, and assembled them into a four-hour program called “Be ONE (Open to New Experiences).

He has introduced the program to schools in Arizona, California and Virginia; taken it to youth groups and libraries; and promoted it widely through speaking engagements and a TV public service announcement.

For more information, visit www.tesseractschool.org.

 

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