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Congratulations to Khaleelah Logan, a Douglas County High School senior who was recently awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship. She is one of 1,000 talented students to receive the “good-through-graduation” scholarship to use at any college or university. Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) are provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs and academic support throughout their college career.

Douglas County High School Principal Dr. Tim Scott said, "Khaleelah is a very well rounded student both socially and academically.  She sets goals and works diligently to achieve the goals she has set."

Khaleelah plans to attend New York University and has been invited to be in the honors program in liberal arts. She is the daughter of Raymond and Sharon Logan of Douglasville.

The goal of The Gates Millennium Scholarship is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. The program's funding will extend all the way through a Doctorial program. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

GMS Program Accomplishments:
·       Funding more than 16,000 Gates Millennium Scholars since the inception of the program
·       GMS has awarded over $763,628,869 in scholarships between the 2000-2012 academic years
·       The average award was $12,227 between the 2001-2012 academic years
·       The average first-year undergraduate student retention rate is 97.9% among Gates Scholars; the average second-year rate is 96%
·       The GMS five-year graduation rate is 80.6% and the six-year graduation rate is over 86.3%
·       Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Gates Millennium Scholars transition into graduate school; 14% into a GMS-funded field and 14% into GMS-unfunded fields
·       Gates Millennium Scholars enrolled in over than 1,865 colleges and universities
·       Over 10,315 Gates Millennium Scholars completed a degree since the program's inception

Khaleelah said "I am very honored and glad that all of the work I put into twelve years of school has paid off. I am very appreciative of the support I have received from my parents, friends, the school and my church."



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