Three Alliance Students Receive Gates Millennium Scholarships

The nation’s largest minority scholarship program, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, has awarded good-through-graduation college scholarships to three Alliance students, part of this year’s cohort of 1,000 students - Diana Castro of Gertz-Ressler High School, Ofelia Carrillo of Marc and Eva Stern Math & Science HS, and Jessie Ruiz of Huntington Park College-Ready Academy. The scholarships can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the recipients’ choice.

In addition to financial assistance, Gates Millennium Scholars receive academic support, mentoring and leadership training throughout their four years of college. This year's Class of 2010 Gates Millennium Scholars represents 45 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. The program, managed by United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a partnership with American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS), the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). The goal is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Congratulations Alliance students!