Two Chevak Students Win Gates Millennium Scholarships

by Daysha Eaton on April 29, 2014

 

17-year-old Mary Pingayak of Chevak is a 2014-15 Gates Millennium Scholar.

17-year-old Mary Pingayak of Chevak is a 2014-15 Gates Millennium Scholar.

Three high school students from Alaska have been chosen as recipients of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship for the 2014 – 15 academic year.

Mary Pingayak and Kyla Fermoyle, both from Chevak and Martinia May Brown from Ketchikan won the scholarship.

They were chosen from more than 52,000 applicants. Only 1000 recipients are chosen annually from around the nation to receive the scholarship.

18-year-old Kyla Fermoyle of Chevak has won a 2014-15 Gates Millennium Scholarship.

18-year-old Kyla Fermoyle of Chevak has won a 2014-15 Gates Millennium Scholarship.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a one billion-dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

To learn more information about the Gates Millennium Scholarship go to: http://www.gmsp.org/

 

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