Aldo Estrada, a senior at McCluer High School, is a Class of 2021 Gates Millennium Scholar. He will attend Washington University-St. Louis and major in Engineering on a full-ride scholarship in the fall. The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial needs to reach their highest potential.
"We are so proud of Aldo," said Dr. Cedric Gerald, principal of McCluer. "His academic awards will ensure that he has scholarships that will fund his education beyond his bachelor's degree."
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is funded by a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. The program was established in 1999 to provide outstanding 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 area of interest.