Posted On May 1 2012
Seven Cobb County twelfth graders will have their college education paid in full after being named 2012 Gates Millennium Scholars! Among the most competitive scholarship programs in the nation, the Gates scholarship covers tuition, room and board to any college or university for 1,000 outstanding students from throughout the United States.
Cobb’s 2012 Gates Millennium Scholars are:
Tayo Akigbogun, Campbell High School
Summer Ford, Campbell High School
Dorothy Stearns, Kennesaw Mountain High School
Andres Murillo, Pope High School
Amber Hubert, South Cobb High School
Uduak Obot, South Cobb High School
Chinonso Ogojiaku, South Cobb High School
The Gates Millennium Scholarship was established in 1999 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is designed to provide outstanding minority students with the opportunity to pursue higher education, especially in the critical fields of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences. The scholarship award is renewable annually, based on Gates scholars’ demonstration of continued academic progress. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $600 million in scholarships to over 16,000 deserving students.