The Gates Millennium Scholars Association – Texas Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) has adopted Garza Independence High School and will assist more than 200 seniors with tutoring, mentoring, and scholarship applications.
Gates Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, housing, and books at any college in the United States. Garza is the first high school that has been adopted by the Gates Millennium Scholars Association.
The local chapter of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Association (GMSA) is striving to produce more Gates Scholars, to promote service, and to give back to the community.
Garza students will be paired with UT students they can relate to and who can support the students by meeting with them at least four hours a month for tutoring. Mentors may also help students by arranging for SAT prep workshops.
Garza High School will celebrate this partnership with Gates Scholars during its annual “Mix It Up” day on November 10, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the campus, located at 1600 Chicon, Austin, Texas.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students, and the contributions by GMSA are greatly appreciated!