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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Tyler ISD announced today that two John Tyler High School seniors have been selected as part of the Gates Millennium Scholars class of 2013.

Each year more than 54,000 students from across the nation apply, but only 1,000 are selected as Gates Millennium Scholars.

Ceron Ford and Ana Ceratos are Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students who have been guided and supported throughout their educational career by their parents and many Tyler ISD educators.

"Ana plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and continue to physical therapy school and Ceron will attend Baylor University and continue to dental school," John Tyler AVID Coordinator Anne Stone said. "I am excited that two of our John Tyler AVID students received such a prestigious award. I am so proud of them!"

The good-through-graduation scholarship allows the students to attend any university of their choice within the United States. The scholarship pays for four years of undergraduate schooling and continues to pay through graduate school or medical school for up to 10 years.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program was established in 1999 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 2003, John Tyler has had eleven students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars since 2003.

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