SWOSU Hosting Gates Millennium Scholars Program


Scholars Program Group
Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has five students involved in the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholars program, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. SWOSU GM Scholars are (from left): Christine Barnhart, Anadarko; Dalton Kelley, Eakly; Bobbie Moran, Anadarko; and Cassandra Collins Padilla, Hobart. Not pictured is Kyle Orange of Hammon.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host a Gates Millennium Scholars videoconference this Wednesday, September 27, on the Weatherford campus.

The videoconference is for eligible students, guidance counselors and parents who are interested in the GMS program. The program begins at 2 p.m. in Education Building Room 216 and should last until approximately 3:30 p.m.

The GMS program is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.

Richard Subia, who serves as the program coordinator at SWOSU, said five SWOSU students are currently GMS Scholars. They include: Christine Barnhart and Bobbie Moran, both of Anadarko; Dalton Kelley, Eakly; Cassandra Padilla, Hobart; and Kyle Orange, Hammon.

Subia said the goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need the opportunity to realize their full potential.

Additional information about the GMS is available from Subia at 580.774.7183.