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Posted on May 12, 2015 |

RB Senior Arreaga Named Gates Scholar

RB Senior Arreaga Named Gates Scholar

As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Roger Bacon Senior Tony Arreaga will have have the balance of his college tuition and board (after scholarship and aid money) paid by the Gates Foundation.

As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Roger Bacon Senior Tony Arreaga will have have the balance of his college tuition and board (after scholarship and aid money) paid by the Gates Foundation.

Roger Bacon High School (St. Bernard, OH) senior Tony Arreaga is one of 1000 students selected from 52,000 applications as a 2015 Gates Millennium Scholar.

 

Funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Millennium Scholarship was established in 1999 to provide greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding minority students. It pays the remainder of the recipients’ tuition and board after any other grants and scholarships the students receive. The Gates Millennium Scholarship is renewable for all four years of undergraduate studies, and students in some academic fields can apply for fellowship funding for master’s and doctoral degrees.

 

Tony has a 4.0 grade point average and maintained honors every quarter at Roger Bacon.  He is a member of the Roger Bacon National Honor Society, Student Senate, Senior Leader Group, and Robotics Team, and of the St. Charles Borromeo/San Carlos Borromeo Youth Group

 

He was accepted to the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kentucky, Miami University, Stony Brook University, and Catholic University of America, as well as the university he decided to attend: the University of Connecticut, where he will major in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Marine Biology.

 

Tony grew up in Carthage/Cincinnati with his parents. Manuel and Rosa, and his older brother, José, who graduated Roger Bacon last year. Both attended St. Clement School, also in St. Bernard.

Photo courtesy Roger Bacon High School.

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