The son of a teacher and a farmer from Mindanao got a full scholarship from the prestigious Yale University in the state of Connecticut in the United States.
Nathan Wayne Ariston, member of Class 2021 of the Philippine Science High School-Central Mindanao, said he plans to study Physics at the Ivy League university.
According to Philippine Science High School, Nathan also received admission offers from Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California – Irvine in the US and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Nathan said he’s lucky to be part of the Yale Class of 2025 and he is excited for the opportunity.
He added he didn’t expect that Yale University will offer him a full scholarship as well as financial aid.
Nathan is the first graduate of Philippine Science High School-Central Mindanao to be accepted at Yale University.
He shared, “Masaya ako kasi hindi na ako magiging burden…sa financial problem ng parents ko.”