Veritas High School Students Chosen as 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars


Veritas High School (VHS) is proud to announce that two of their 2013 graduating students, Xiong Her and Cha Lee were chosen as 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS).  Her and Lee were 2 of the 1,000 students selected out of a pool of 54,000 students nationwide to receive this year's award.  For more information visit the link below to view the press releases from VHS and GMS.

The 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars Program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The program is administered through the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).  The GMS program will provide both Her and Lee with a "good-through-graduation" undergraduate scholarship in any discipline area at a college or university in the United States.  Continuing scholars can also request graduate funding for disciplines in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

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In addition to the financial support of full tuition and board, the scholars are provided with opportunities for leadership training and development, academic and social support and mentoring.  Please visit the link below for more information on the GMS program.

Both Xiong Her (standing) and Cha Lee have selected to attend Marquette University where they will be roommates this coming fall.  Her is interested in pursuing a medical career and Lee will study international affairs. 

The two 18 year old scholars were featured in an online Journal Sentinel (JS) article on June 28, 2013.  The article explains how both students came to Milwaukee within a month of each other from a refugee camp located 90 miles northeast of Bangkok in 2002.  Please visit the JS link below to read the interesting story of Her and Lee's life in the refugee camp and how they met in Milwaukee.

Press Releases:  Vertias High School & Gates Millennium Scholars Program


Gates Millennium Scholars Program:  http://www.gmsp.org/default.aspx


Journal Sentinel - JS Online Article:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/2-hmong-students-transcend-refugee-past-to-become-gates-scholars-at-marquette-b9941527z1-213590641.html


Veritas High School:  http://www.seedsofhealth.org/veritas/