Five members of Cobb County’s Class of 2013 have been named Gates Millennium Scholars and will receive “good-through-graduation” scholarships for any college or university they choose! South Cobb High School had three young women named Gates Scholars: Halimo Hasaan, Nnennia Magazwu and Brittany Davis. From Campbell High School, senior Queentela Benjamin will receive the Gates scholarship. Jayson Toweh of Kennesaw Mountain High School was also selected as a 2013 Gates Millennium Scholar.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program began in 1999, funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the goal of the program is 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.