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Nine GCPS seniors earn “Gates Scholarship”

GCPS seniors earn prestigious Gates Scholarship

Nine GCPS seniors earn “Gates Scholarship”

June 1, 2020

     A group of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) seniors recently learned their hard work during their K-12 academic career has earned them the opportunity to go to college for free. The nine students have been named recipients of the 2020 Gates Scholarship. The GCPS seniors, representing six different schools, are among a select group of students from across the nation to receive the honor this year. The honorees are: 

Gates Scholar

High School

Rahsaan McFarland

Archer HS

David Palmer

Central Gwinnett HS

Tameem Asif

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Faraz Awan

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Yassine Bouanani

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Kenneth Truong

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Destiny Sanchez

Mill Creek HS

Shayla Nguyen

Mountain View HS

Gavin Clarke

Shiloh HS

 

     The Gates Scholarship eliminates barriers to college for high-potential, low-income minority students. Funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the all-expenses-paid scholarship is awarded to 300 students per year. In addition to funding, The Gates Scholarship provides further support to Scholars, by engaging with them and their institutions in a variety of ways, to ensure they have access to the resources and services they need, from their first to last day of classes, through graduation and the transition to their chosen careers This prestigious scholarship program is based on evidence that by eliminating the financial barriers to college, an all-expenses-paid scholarship can enable high-potential, low-income minority students to excel in their course work, graduate college, and continue to be leaders throughout their lives.

     For more information about the Gates Scholarship, visit www.thegatesscholarship.org.
 

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