Lawrence North High School senior, Anika Nishat has been selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar (GMS). She is the first at her high school to receive this prestigious and competitive award. Nominees were assessed on academic achievement, community service and leadership. Individuals selected as Gates Scholars receive funds in an amount to be determined by GMS based on financial need.
Students also receive support for graduate degrees in the following fields: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Nishat’s application was pooled with all competitors who are designated as “Asian/Pacific Islander.” She was born in Bangladesh and is bilingual. In addition to the GMS, she was also selected as a Coca Cola scholar. She has been accepted and is planning to attend Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.