Published on April 23rd, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
RICHLAND NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT QI JIN WINS GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP
COLUMBIA, S.C. — One exemplary RichlandNortheastHigh School senior has one less worry as he prepares for college this fall. Qi Jin has been named a Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) winner. He is one of 1,000 scholars in the Class of 2014 selected from a pool of more than 52,000 applicants, making this one of the most competitive candidate groups in the 14-year-history of the scholarship.
Smith-Charlestin could not be prouder of Jin’s accomplishments adding that he is so deserving. “When asked about Qi Jin, you will only hear that he is the best at whatever he endeavors to do, whether it is in academics, extra-curricular activities or community related affairs. It is truly rare to find a student of Qi’s caliber.”
Gates Millennium Scholarships help reduce financial barriers for minority students to pursue higher education. Jin is considering several universities and has been accepted to BrownUniversity, CornellUniversity and the University of Chicago. He can use the GMS to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at an accredited college or university of his choice.
Jin is the second Richland Two student to win the scholarship. Gregory Branch, a 1997 graduate of Spring ValleyHigh School, was in the inaugural Class of 2000 winners. He is a 2001 Cum Laude graduate of the University of South Carolina and is currently district manager of the Social Security Administration Office in Orangeburg.