Tyler, Tx (FOX 51) — Two John Tyler High School seniors, Ceron Ford and Ana Serratos were selected as part of the Gates Millennium Scholars class of 2013. Each year more than 54,000 students from across the country apply, but only 1,000 are selected as Gates Millennium Scholars.
Ford and Serratos are in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students who have been guided and supported throughout their educational career by their parents and many Tyler ISD educators.
Ana plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and continue to physical therapy school. Ceron will attend Baylor University and continue to dental school.
John Tyler Avid Coordinator Anne Stone said, "I am excited that two of our John Tyler Avid students received such a prestigious award. I am so proud of them!"
The Good Through Graduation Scholarship allows the students to attend any university of their choice within the United States. The scholarship pays for four years of undergraduate schooling and continues to pay through graduate school or medical school for up to ten years.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program was established in 1999 through funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Eleven John Tyler High School students have been selected as Gates Millennium Scholars since 2003.