Every organization needs that one person that can diagnose and repair absolutely every computer problem.
Lamar Consolidated High School senior Jose Zelaya is already that person, and he wants to learn even more.
“I have researched and compared different pieces of computer hardware and know which parts are compatible,” Zelaya said, “and I also have experience in building computers. But most importantly I know how to maintain a computer and having it run on its optimal performance through the usage of different software and tweaks on the Windows operating system.”
Zelaya is a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar, making him one of only 1,000 high school students in the United States that will never worry about the cost of college. His tuition and fees are covered for as long as he studies, including graduate school.
He is Lamar CISD’s seventh Gates Scholar and the fourth at Lamar Consolidated High School.
Established in 1999 with the goal of developing leaders for America’s future, the Gates Scholar program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program removes the financial barriers to education for high-performing, low-income students.
He plans to attend the University of Texas-Dallas,