Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Alcovy High School announced this week that graduating senior Arie Smith has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Her college education will be paid for in undergraduate school and possibly through graduate school. She is the daughter of Joyce Smith at Newton High School.
Alcovy High School senior Arie Smith recently was named as one of the 1,000 students for the Gates Millennium Scholars for the GMS Class of 2011.
She was commended on strong leadership, community service and academic achievements. More than 23,000 students applied, making this year's the largest and most competitive group of candidates in the program's history.
As a Gates Millennium Scholar, GMS funds are available for students to attend any U.S. accredited college or university of a student's choice. It is a renewable scholarship based on the GMS program guidelines.
If a student pursues graduate studies in the fields of Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Library Science, Mathematics, Public Health or Science, they also may be eligible for GMS fellowship funding for education through the master's and doctoral levels.
GMS' Leadership and Scholar Relations program offers Academic
Empowerment services to support academic success and graduate education planning. In addition, the organization provides a wide range of resources including a GMS leadership conference specifically designed to orient and prepare students to maximize their GMS experience, a mentoring program and an online resource center that gives students access to internships, fellowships and other scholarships.