The Gates Millennium Scholarship
We are proud to announce that three CDI Scholars have received the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which provides college funding for low-income students of color. The scholarship is an extraordinary opportunity that includes good through graduation funding for the cost of a four-year college education, as well as leadership training, mentoring, and other supports. In some cases, Gates will also cover graduate education. The scholarship enables students to have access to higher education and opportunity, regardless of financial need.
The three Scholars receiving the Gates Millennium Scholarship are:
- Myrabel Gbe of Springbrook High School, who will be enrolling this fall at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Leul Tesfaye of Wheaton High School, who will be attending Cornell University, and
- Shantavia Craigg of Kennedy High School, who will be attending Northeastern University.
End of An Era
This wonderful achievement is particularly special as this is the last year that the Gates Millennium Scholarship will be awarded. The Scholarship was a 20-year commitment by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to invest in education, and 2016 marks the end of that commitment. CDI is proud to have had a remarkable 13 Scholars receive the scholarship since CDI was founded in 2005.
Invest in Education
For the past eleven years, CDI has guided low-income, first-generation students to and through college, with the support of wonderful foundations like Gates. We know that a college education improves not only the lives of our students, but also the lives of their families and communities. And we cannot do this work without the support of our generous donors – both foundations and individuals.
Donating to education makes a direct impact on low-income, first-generation students. We hope you’ll also consider helping these students on their path to college and make a donation today.