Kenwood H.S. leads CPS in number of Gates scholars

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    The Gates Millennium Scholars Program will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.

    The Gates Millennium Scholars Program will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The participants are provided with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

    The goal of Gates Millennium Scholarship program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

    * Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need;

    * Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented;

    * Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; and

    * Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

    The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program has funded more than 13,000 Gates Millennium Scholars since the inception of the program, with a 79.9 percent graduation rate in five years and a five-year retention rate of 87.7 percent. Gates Millennium Scholars are enrolled in more than 1,500 colleges and universities and represent 50 states and five outlying areas. More than 5,000 Gates Millennium Scholars have graduated since the program’s inception.

    Local members of the 2011 Class of Gates Millennium Scholars includes:

    Jeanette Barragan, Curie Metropolitan High School

    Janelli Barrow, Kenwood Academy

    Peter Burgos, Michele Clark Academic Prep High School

    Luis Cabrales, Benito Juarez Community Academy

    Michelle Cazares, St. Martin De Porres High School

    Alvarado Eder Cruz, Leo Catholic High School

    Geneses Davis, Kenwood Academy

    Tiana Ghazzali, Chicago Vocational Career Academy

    Lorenzo Harris, Al Raby High School

    Tandreya, Thornton Township High School

    Destinee Hekmatpour, Kenwood Academy

    Celeste Hernandez, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

    Tiaranesh Jackson, Orme School

    Anthony Johnson, Kenwood Academy

    Ahkibah Lott, Kenwood Academy

    Samantha Marshall-Jenkins, Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

    George Martinez, Farragut Career Academy

    Yosef Maynie, Harlan Community Academy High School

    Demetrius Mcclay, King College Prep

    Shaiesha Moore, University Chicago Charter School

    Tramell, Manley Career Academy High School

    Sundas Moqeet, Uplift Community School

    Habibat Oguntade, Thornwood High School

    Daniel Okegbu, King College Prep

    Meyalit Ortiz, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

    Gabriela Perea, Mother Mcauley High School

    Michelle Ramos, Pritzker College Prep

    Ariana Rosales, Roosevelt High School

    Jesus Valencia, John F. Kennedy High School

    Maria Vela, Infinity

    Matthew Wallace, Lincoln Park High School 

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