Meet Everett Alvarez HS Puentistas - GATES Millennium & QuestBridge Scholar Recipients

Meet Gates Millennium Scholar -
Rebeca Escamilla
I will be graduating with a 4.138 GPA and 274 hours of service in my community. Next year, I will be attending UC Berkeley, and majoring in Molecular Cell, and Developmental Biology.

Meet QuestBridge Scholar -
Yasmin Marquez

I am a first generation student with a 4.428 GPA. Next year, I will be attending the University of Southern California, where I plan on majoring in Business Administration and Public Policy. My hope is to return to Salinas to better my community.

About the Scholarships:

Gates Millennium Scholarships (GMS) are awarded to undergraduate students of color across the country who demonstrates academic excellence and strong leadership skills. Scholarships assist students in meeting the cost of attendance at the school of their choice. To learn more about the Gates Millennium Scholarship and eligibility requirements, visit:


QuestBridge (QB) prepares low income students for college admissions and connects them with full scholarships to the nation's best colleges. Students must demonstrate a level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standards of the QB partner universities. For more information on QuestBridge visit: