Bushra Bangash - WAIS

An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program student at Westchester Academy for International Studies who wants to be a women’s physician is one of just 10 Houston students named a Class of 2013 Gates Millennium Scholar. Bushra Bangash, a native of Pakistan who came to Spring Branch as a seventh-grader, is one of only 1,000 students from across the United States selected for this prestigious and selective scholarship.

 The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, directed by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), issues “good-through-graduation” scholarships for students to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the student’s choice. Established in 1999, the GMS Program is made possible through a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This year, 122 Texas students were selected for the scholarships. Bushra set this top scholarship as a graduation goal five years ago.

Bushra’s accomplishments at Westchester Academy for International Studies:

• International Baccalaureate Diploma Program graduate
• Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital volunteer (358 hours)
• President, Muslim Students Association
• Vice President, Science National Honors Society
• Member and Public Relations Officer, National Honors Society (3 Years)
• Spanish & Math Honors, National Honors Society
• Secretary, Medical Club
• Executive Board, Model United Nations
• Alton Frailey Award, 10th and 11th Grades

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