Winnie Lindstrom, a Waubun High School senior in Ogema, has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. The scholarship, which strives to increase representation of minority students in the fields of engineering, science, mathematics and health, was started by Bill and Linda Gates in 1999. It provides support for students in undergraduate through doctoral programs to attend any university in the United States.
Lindstrom was selected because of her high GPA, community involvement,
cultural awareness, and leadership abilities. She is the Student
Council President at Waubun High School and Title VII student
representative. She has also participated in show choir, volleyball,
Knowledge Bowl, softball, and was the girl’s basketball team manager.
She is also in the top 10 percent of her class. Linsdtrom is the second
Waubun student to win the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Greg Berg
received the Gates Millennium Scholarship in 2006.
Lindstrom was one of 1,000 kids nationally and 17 statewide to win a Gates Millennium scholarship.