May 22, 2008

Perla Campos
Perla Campos, a senior at Granbury High School, was recently named a Gates Millennium Scholar.


Following graduation from GHS, Campos will major in international business at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  She is the salutatorian of the Class of 2008.


Nominees were evaluated by independent readers according to three primary criteria:  academic achievement, community service, and leadership potential.  After the initial review, candidates had to supply documentation of college acceptance, academic record, and financial need.  Final selections were made from that select group of applicants.
Established in 1999, the Gates Millennium Scholars program was initially funded by a billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The goal of the program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.  The organization envisions developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.  Over 10,000 scholars, who represent all fifty states and five outlying areas, have received funding from the program.

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