We are pleased to announce that 100% of the 2018 C5 class will graduate high school. 98% will be headed off to college in the fall. Several of the students have been awarded scholarships through the Hope program and Questbridge Programs.
Two of our students, Jalil Spearman and Marisela Lozada, received The Gates Millennium Scholarship and the Horatio Alger Scholarship respectively. These are two of the highest awards in the nation.
The goal of the Gates Millennium Scholars program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:
- Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need.
- Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented.
As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily at recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as having critical financial need.
This Fall, Jalil will head off to Rice University and Marisela will be attending Harvard. This is an amazing honor for our students and we are so proud of their hard work. It is because of your support they have been able to excel.