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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
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Savannah-Chatham Co.
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Announcements: Savannah Early College Student Named Finalist for Gates Millennium Scholar Award


Savannah Early College Student Named Finalist for Gates Millennium Scholar Award 


Savannah Early College High School senior, Tylanna Baker, has been selected as a Gates Millennium Scholars Finalist.  This talented student was also announced last month as a U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidate.  Miss Baker will learn her status for both awards a little later this spring.
Tylanna Baker
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, is funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  It was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
Each year it enables 5,000 students to attend and graduate from 800 of the most selective private and public schools in the country, including Ivy League colleges, flagship state universities, UNCF member institutions and other minority-serving institutions.
The GMS program provides recipients with leadership development opportunities, mentoring, academic and social support as well as financial support. The program is known for its recipients’ high graduation rates – a six-year rate of more than 87 percent (28 percent higher than the national graduation rates for all students and comparable to the rate for students from high-income families).


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