Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bill Gates Scholarship - Etienne Niyonzima

Etienne Niyonzima
Bill Gates Scholarship and Arden Boyer-Stephens Award
When Etienne Niyonzima came to Rock Bridge High School in 2007 he could not speak a word of English. But after four years of hard work and determination he graduated with a 3.7 GPA this May. He will be attending Missouri State University this fall. His tuition will be paid by the Gates Millennium Scholarship which selects minority students with high GPAs and have proven leadership abilities. Etienne plans to major in Construction Technology. After he graduates, he wants to go back to Tanzania, Africa and teach young men construction skills so they can pay their bills and live a better life than they have now.