Diamond Bar High School seniors Kristy Ren and Bill Kwai have been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS).
GMS selects 1,000 talented students from 52,000 nationwide applicants to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to pursue a degree in an undergraduate major at any accredited college or university of their choice.
Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
Kristy will attend University of Southern California in the fall and study applied mathematics. She plans to pursue a career in finance as a portfolio manager.
“This award is so well deserved. Kristy is one of the hardest working and determined students I know. She is such a special young lady and it has been a privilege to work with her over the past few years,” said Grade Level Coordinator Jenna Brummett said.
Bill will attend Stanford University and major in computer science. His career goal is to create a startup software company.
“Bill Kwai is quite a guy. He’s been a great student here, and I know he’ll continue to do incredible things in the future,” said Grade Level Coordinator Dave Desmond.
Established in 1999 with the goal of developing Leaders for America’s Future™, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program has been funded by a grant through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.