DMA Graduate, Precious Listana, awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship
We are so proud of Precious Listana, DMA class of 2011, on being awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. The Gates Millennium Scholarship Class of 2015 applicant pool consisted of 57,000 hopeful high school seniors from across the United States. Precious is one of only 1,000 scholars awarded the prestigious honor, which distinguishes her as a Leader for America’s Future™. As a Gates Millenium Scholar, Precious will receive a grant to fund her college education at any accredited college or university in the United States. At the conclusion of her undergraduate studies, she will be eligible to continue to receive scholarship funds based on her chosen area of study.
“Growing up in the Tenderloin, you see the drugs, the prostitution, all of those vices every day. Life isn’t fair, but you have to choose to take advantage of the opportunities in front of you. This is the one message I want to share with other underprivileged youth: there are people out there who believe in you … you just have to believe in yourself.”
– Precious Listana
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