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simpson_hodomania_2015june10-4698Jessica Ambrosio had some difficult choices to make when it came time to deciding where she wanted to go to college. She had lots of incredible options, including Brown and Yale Universities. She ultimately decided on Yale where she will be majoring in Electrical Engineering and Earth Science. When she graduates from Yale, Jessica hopes to enter the field of cyber security.

Jessica’s decision was made a bit easier when she was notified that she had been chosen as a Gates Millenium Scholar!!! She is one of 1,000 recipients chosen from a pool of over 52,000 candidates. The scholarship will cover the cost of attending Yale and in addition to the financial support, she will also receive leadership training, mentoring and academic and social support. Jessica is grateful to HOLA and all that it does for the community. Without HOLA and her mentor, Minna Taylor, she wouldn’t have known about the scholarship. This is the third year in a row that an HOLA student has been awarded a Gates Millenium Scholarship. Congratulations, Jessica!


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