TeenSHARP student awarded a Gates Scholarship - Technical.ly Delaware

Access

Jun. 10, 2019 11:06 am

TeenSHARP student awarded a Gates Scholarship

Recent Sussex Central High School grad William Garcia-Garcia earned a free ride to a four-year college via the Delaware Goes to College Academy.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle.

(Photo by Flickr user Jules Antonio under a Creative Commons License)

Recent Sussex Central High School grad William Garcia-Garcia is the second Delaware student from the DGTCA program — a partnership between TeenSHARP and the Delaware Department of Education — to receive a Gates Scholarship for 2019.

The first was Mikayla Purnell of the Brandywine School District, is currently a rising sophomore at Swarthmore.

Garcia-Garcia is one of 300 students nationwide selected to receive this year’s award, a “last dollar” scholarship started by the The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2018 to help enable high-potential, low-income minority students. He will receive a full-ride scholarship for the entire cost of attending college, excluding what is already covered by other sources of financial aid. The foundation will also provide access to the resources he may need throughout college.

“There are many students like William in our state, but most are unfamiliar with the vast opportunities that exist for them,” said Kim Lopez, TeenSHARP DGTCA Director. “We are working to level the playing field by giving students access to information and assisting them in this highly confusing process. We have spent time this year in schools such as Glasgow High, Dover High, Polytech, William Penn, Sussex Central High and I have been encouraged by the enthusiasm for pursuing higher education.”

DGTCA, or Delaware Goes to College Academy, is a no-cost program for low-income youth with the goal of gaining admission into four-year colleges on the best financial terms possible. The program includes an in-person four-day boot camp and online support for 500 students across the state.

High school students interested in DGTCA can apply here.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Delaware College Scholars’ Dr. Tony Alleyne honored by Teach for America

This Wilmington teen wrote a book to help high schoolers hack education

How Delaware is legislating workforce development

SPONSORED

Delaware

Verizon is looking for the brightest ideas on how to use its 5G technology

Philadelphia, PA

Bresslergroup

Senior Interaction Designer

Apply Now

New Castle

Wilmington University

Web Developer (Full-Time)

Apply Now

Philadelphia OR Baltimore

Technically Media

Technical.ly Editorial Intern (Fall 2019)

Apply Now

No coding class at your kid’s middle school? This dad-run org wants to help

Meet Denzel Gentle, ITWorks’ first student-turned-instructor

This Odessa-based software helps students tell their stories

SPONSORED

Delaware

Escape the August heat with cool AI tech

Delaware

Young Conaway

Entry-Level Corporate Legal Administrative Assistant

Apply Now

Delaware

Tech Solutions Inc

NOC (Network Operations Center) Technician

Apply Now

Wilmington

BlackRock

Analyst, Recruiting Coordinator

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Delaware

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!