Four Berry College students have been named Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars.
Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1,000 talented students to receive a scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides chosen scholars with personal and professional development through leadership programs and academic support. The goal of the program is to promote academic excellence and provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
Rachel Rogers, a recipient of the scholarship and a freshman, is grateful for the chance to attend college without monetary burdens.
"Gates Millennium has given me the opportunity to pursue my goals and to live my dream without having to overcome financial obstacles. I can actually attend any college and strive for any degree I want with absolute freedom. That's the greatest feeling in the world," she said.
The other Berry students who were chosen to receive the scholarship are Autumn Folse of Hendersonville, Tenn; Monica Maldonado of Dalton, Ga.; and Jeffery Ramos of Dalton, Ga.
To learn more about the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Program, please visit http://www.gmsp.org.
Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Hayden Sloan