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May 18, 2016
Auburndale High School senior Menelik Graham is part of the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) class of 2016.
Graham is one of 1,000 high school students to receive the college scholarships this year. The class of 2016, who were selected from a pool of 53,000 applicants, will be the final cohort of Gates Millennium Scholars, as the $1.6 billion program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meets its goal of selecting 20,000 students from low-income backgrounds.
The GMS program was established in 1999 and serves high-performing minority students. It is administered by the United Negro College Fund and is considered the organization’s flagship scholarship initiative.