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Maurizio Diaz is a Gates Millennium Scholar

Mauricio Diaz

Miami, April 20, 2016 - SAS Homestead senior Maurizio Diaz has been designated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar (GMS). He is one of 1000 United States high school seniors graduating this year who will receive a full scholarship to pursue a degree in any undergraduate major of their choosing and will also pay for select masters and doctoral programs.The GMS program also provides recipients with leadership development opportunities, mentoring, academic and social support as well as financial support.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 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. Continuing Gates Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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