Notre Dame-Fairfield student named Gates Millennium Scholar

Notre Dame-Fairfield student Breiana Campbell, class of 2016, and daughter Rodney and Charlene Campbell of Bridgeport, was named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Campbell is one of 1,000 recipients from across the nation selected to receive this full college and post- graduate scholarship out of over 50,000 applicants. Campbell has enrolled at Dartmouth College for her undergraduate studies and plans to also attend medical school.

As a student at Notre Dame, Campbell has consistently been in the top 10 of her class while taking a challenging AP-level curriculum. Campbell has been a four year member of both the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams, serving as a captain during her senior year. She is a member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies and was elected to serve as President of both organizations by her peers. She has regularly volunteered with Notre Dame’s Campus Ministry program and Care Club.

In 2015, Campbell was selected as Queen of Bridgeport’s Barnum Festival, from a pool of candidates representing all area high schools. Campbell has volunteered with the Golden Hill United Methodist Church serving as a captain for their meal preparation team assisting area low-income and homeless families. She has also volunteered her time at St. Vincent’s Hospital and with the Stratford Emergency Medical Services. Campbell is currently completing her senior internship in the Neuroradiology Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Notre Dame’s principal Chris Cipriano commented, “We couldn’t be prouder of Breiana for not only her academic and service-related achievements of the past four years, but also for receiving this tremendous scholarship award. She is a wonderful example of Notre Dame and one who has proven our mission successful of building character, faith and intellect in each student.”

According to the Gate Millenium Scholarship homepage, “Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic The Gates Millennium Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.”

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