Justin Platt and Kamri Staples, seniors at Chester Upland’s STEM Academy at Showalter High School, have been named as Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) for the Class of 2014. Each year, the highly competitive GMS program selects 1,000 talented students nationwide to receive a good--‐through--‐graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund, the scholarships are awarded to outstanding minority students who demonstrate academic achievement, community service and leadership. This is the second year in a row that Chester Upland students have received these notable scholarships.
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