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35% of Gates Foundation scholarships go to Friendship Charter students

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More than 300 District public school students have received full college scholarships for next year through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Of the 316 scholarships awarded, more than a third -- 111 -- went to students at Friendship Collegiate Public Charter School, Dan Cronin, a spokesman for Friendship Public Charter Schools, announced Monday.

The D.C. Achievers Scholarship Program is awarded to students across six high schools in the District -- three public charter schools and three D.C. Public Schools. In addition to Friendship Collegiate, the other participating schools are Ballou Senior High School, HD Woodson Senior High School, Maya Angelou Public Charter High School, Thurgood Marshall Public Charter High School and Anacostia Senior High School.

rbaye@washingtonexaminer.com

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