May 14, 2014
Jasmine Houston, a senior at San Jacinto High School and dual enrollment student at Mt. San Jacinto College, has been named a winner of the 2014 Gates Millennium Scholarship. More than 52,000 students nationwide applied for the prestigious scholarship funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The scholarship is a full, four-year college scholarship to any U.S. accredited college. The scholarship was awarded based on academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Houston holds a 4.67 GPA and will graduate June 5th from San Jacinto High School where she is co-valedictorian. Courses taken at Mt. San Jacinto College were Spanish 101 & 102, Political Science 101 and Math 105. She is also a recipient of the Caroline Brubaker Daughters of the American Revolution English Award Scholarship and a member of the National Honor Society.
Clubs and activities Jasmine has been associated with include AVID, AP Club, Interact Club, Christian Club, County of Riverside Youth Advisory Council Third District, MSJC Talent Search, SJHS Girls Softball, and SJHS Boys Soccer Team Stat Girl.
Accepted to CSU’s Fullerton, Long Beach, Polytechnic and Sacramento, UC’s Santa Barbara, Irvine and Los Angeles, Cal Baptist University, Biola University and Northern Arizona University, Jasmine has accepted admission and will attend UCLA in the Fall, majoring in biochemistry. She is the daughter of Sara Houston and lives with grandparents Michael and Jean Houston, along with sisters Marissa and Ariana Houston, all of Hemet.