Thornton Student Receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

Amoz Wright, recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Amoz Wright, recipient of the scholarship.

Amoz Wright, a 2015 Thornton Township High School graduate, has earned the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Amoz recently served as a student Master of Ceremony at the 2015 Alumni Day Induction Ceremony and speaker at the evening program.

Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholarship recognizes minority students who struggle financially and provides funds for undergraduate studies as well as master’s and doctorate degrees. Amoz will study digital cinema and digital media at DePaul University in Chicago, and hopes to find work as a producer or an illustrator.

‘“To receive the Gates Millennium Scholarship has been my goal since eighth grade. I am still in awe of how much God has blessed me to be a recipient of this life-changing scholarship,” said Amoz.