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Area district students named Gates Scholars

Area district students named Gates Scholars

Imagine attending the college of your choice and not worrying about financial aid. That dream came true for 12 San Antonio students.

According to a press release issued by program officials, 1,000 new scholars have been named recipients of the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program for 2012. San Antonio has 12 students who have been selected to receive the good-through-graduation scholarships from area school districts, including Southwest, South San, Northside, North East, and San Antonio ISD. The scholarships can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the accredited college or university of the recipients’ choice.

The GMS Program is one of 400 scholarships administered by UNCF (United Negro College Fund). The program gives students leadership development opportunities, mentoring, academic and social support as well as financial support. The GMS Program is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

2012 Gates Millennium Scholars

Harlandale ISD
– Norma Gonzalez, Harlandale High School
– Robin Hernandez, Harlandale High School
– Remigio Vitales, Harlandale High School

San Antonio ISD
– Clarisa Medina, Jefferson High School
– Brandon Mojica, Lanier High School
– Joyce Paez, Lanier High School
– Steven Rivera, Burbank High School

South San ISD
– Roman Morales, South San High School

Southwest ISD
– Samantha Ramirez

Northside ISD
– Anthony Sanchez, John Jay High School

North East ISD
– Elizabeth Santiago, International School Americas
– Forrest Brooks, Madison High School

Read the entire press release.
Learn more about the GMS program.

Photo Courtesy: South San ISD
Roman Morales, a South San HS senior,  has been selected to receive  a full-paid  Gates Millennium Scholarship. Congratulations, Roman!