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Monday, 5 May 2014

Nigerian Girl Among Winners of $350,000 Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship

A Nigerian Oloruntobi Dare, who is a student of Hubert Flowers High School in the US is among 1000 beneficiaries of the coveted Bill Gates Millenium scholarship worth $350,000. Oluwatobi who is a naturalized American has shown a consistent display of talent and brains since her pre-school in the USA. 

She has also won other awards including, Most Outstanding Science Student, Hubert Flowers High School, Maryland; Winner, Prince George’s Community Church’s 8th Annual African American History Essay Contest; 3rd place winner, Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education Essay Contest 2014.

Founded in 1999 and funded with a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates Millennium Scholars aims to develop successful leaders for the country. Students receive scholarships that cover the cost of earning an undergraduate degree in any major from an accredited college or university of their choice. The program also provides leadership development opportunities as well as social and mentoring support for the students, who often are the first members of their families to attend college.

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