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June 15th, 2014

Gates Millennium Scholarship Winners

Wow and Congratulations!!!

The Gates Millennium Scholarship is a big, big deal!! This year 7 Oakland public high school students are winners!

Out of 52,000 applicants – only 1,000 students nationwide are picked! So this is great news for our Class of 2014 OUSD grads!

Give them a big hurray!

Eliott Ahumada from Life Academy:

Rattana Sot from Life Academy!

Shirley Lai from Oakland High!

Michael Wong from Skyline!

Fiona Tang from Skyline!

Cindy Weng from Oakland Tech!

And a big shout out and Congratulations to Maribel Carrazco Padilla from Life Academy:

Maribel Carrazco Padilla

Here’s more about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program from “www.gmsp.org/”:

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. Continuing Gates Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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