Queens Village, NY – Each year the Bezos Scholars Program chooses 12 young scholars from across the county to participate in their annual scholars program at the Aspen Institute, with additional scholars hailing from other international locations. An all expense paid scholarship brings together 12 of the nations top public high school juniors and 12 exceptional educators for a week of exploration, dialogue and debate at the acclaimed Aspen Ideas Festival.
This year Jeremiah Grant Jr. of Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School (QGHSS) has been selected as a Bezos Scholar. “I am pleased that my constituent Jeremiah has been selected as Bezos Scholar, his outstanding credentials and grade point average would suggest that he is right at home with the other young international scholars,” said Assemblywoman Clark. Jeremiah Grant is very active in his community, volunteering long hours at the local hospital, and tutoring his peers. Jeremiah intends to use his burgeoning leadership skills and his commitment to community into becoming a doctor. “This community has high hopes for Jeremiah, and we wish him well as a Bezos Scholar and in his senior year of high school and beyond”.
The Scholars program will connect visionaries from around the globe – international leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs and creative artists-and engage in lectures, presentations, debates and discussions that span a vast range of critical topics. Assemblywoman Clark offered these words for Jeremiah, “Think boldly, inspire others and be apart of changing the world.”