School glitch causes top student to lose out on Stanford scholarship

High school student Lincoln To.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A top high school student says a mistake made by his school means he lost out on a full scholarship to Stanford University.

Lincoln To, a 17-year-old student, has a 4.6 GPA and finished in the top five of his high school class in San Diego. He was a finalist for the Stanford Scholarship, but he was disqualified when his school failed to send in his transcripts before the deadline.

"I was actually pretty depressed about it, so I skipped a lot of school, because obviously I wasn't just feeling up to it," To said.

The school district blames the error on technical problems with the system that prints the transcripts. The problem has since been fixed.

The superintendent sent a letter to Stanford asking for an extension, but it was too late.

To made the best of it. He moved into the dorms at the University of California Los Angeles where he has a full scholarship.
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