Five students from Palm Beach Lakes High School and two from Glades Central High School were selected as 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), this is a first in the school’s history. An estimated 23,000 students applied for the scholarship this year, but only 1,000 students were selected.
From Palm Beach Lakes High School:
Gadwin Stewart (3.65 GPA; 342 Community Service Hours) plans to major in Business Administration at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania.
Mareysha Romero (3.74 GPA; 479 Community Service Hours) plans to major in Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida.
Ivette Lopez (3.77 GPA; 141 Community Service Hours) plans to major in Psychology at the University of Florida.
Trinard Green (3.37 GPA; 165 Community Service Hours) plans to major in Political Science at the Florida State University.
Gerline Casseus (3.72 GPA; 295 Community Service Hours) plans to major in Biological Sciences at Florida State University.
From Glades Central High School:
Jonteria Williams (3.94 GPA; 594 Community Service Hours) plans to major in Pre-medicine at Florida Atlantic University.
Donalle Johnson (3.92 GPA; 1300 Community Service Hours) plans to major in Pharmacy at the University of Florida.
The good-through-graduation college scholarship can be used at a college or university of the recipients’ choice. Scholarship funding can include graduate study through a doctoral degree in seven academic disciplines. The scholarship covers tuition, room, board and other covered college expenses. In addition to financial assistance, Gates Millennium Scholars receive academic support, mentoring and leadership training.
Established in 1999 with the goal of developing the next generation of America’s leaders, UNCF’s Gates Millennium Scholars Program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To date, over 13,000 students have received GMS scholarships, attending more than 1,500 schools, including Ivy League colleges, flagship state universities and UNCF member historically black colleges (HBCUs).
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