Logan earns Gates Millennium Scholarship

August 09, 2012

Melrose Patch

Ashani LoganMelrose, Mass. - Ashani Logan, a senior in the Wheelock College Teacher Bound Upward Bound program, was one of only 15 Massachusetts students to be awarded a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. The scholarship, which is a good-through-graduation award to use at any accredited college or university of the recipient's choice, is awarded to just 1,000 students each year based on academic success, community service and leadership activities.

Logan, who graduated from Melrose High School in June, plans to attend the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. Selected from a field of more than 24,000 applicants from across the country, Logan will also be eligible for Gates Millennium Scholarship funding if he chooses to pursue graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels in selected fields.

"The entire Wheelock community couldn't be prouder of Ashani for achieving The Gates Millennium Scholarship," said Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott. "The award is a reflection of Ashani's hard work and dedication and validates this new and unique education program."

Logan was part of the Teacher Bound program for four years. Wheelock's Teacher Bound is the only Upward Bound program in the country specifically designed to encourage high school students to become teachers. Students complete a six-week program each year on Wheelock's campus that features classes in math, science and foreign languages, and student-teaching experiences in elementary school classrooms. They also participate in a homework academy and tutoring, SAT prep, college tours, cultural enrichment programs and a mentoring program.

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