De Anza High senior named among nation’s 2015 Gates Millennium ScholarsApril 27, 2019
De Anza High senior Jasmine Gill was considered one of 1,000 students nationwide to be selected for a 2015 Gates Millennium Scholar.
The honor provides high-performing, low-income school seniors with financial, leadership development, mentoring and support attending college. The scholarship program was established in 1999 and funded by way of $1.6 billion grant on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Bill and Melinda Gates are pictured above). The course is run from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
Applicants needs to be with a minority background using a minimum 3.3 GPA and also have demonstrated leadership through community service and also other extracurricular activities.
Gill, of El Sobrante, was an example of just 15 Frisco seniors for the honor.
She was a person receiving an Ivy League Connection scholarship this past year, which sent her to Vanderbilt to get a summer program, said Don Gosney, who helps administer this system.
“We’ve been constantly reminded that youth needs an outstanding education to competitive in the 21st century,” said Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF president and CEO.