Million Dollar $cholars Kagman High

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Raised by 40 people in 38 months
We, the Million Dollar Scholars, are a select group of seniors at Kagman High School, Saipan, who have a goal to be awarded more than one-million dollars in college scholarships in the mainland U.S. We will study together, travel together, and attend university together. We have banded together to overcome the obstacles which have traditionally impeded students from higher education off-island: poverty, distance, loneliness, and procrastination. 

The money from this campaign will be used to pay for pre-college expenses such as passport fees, application fees, plane tickets, and travel items (suitcases, climate appropriate clothes, etc.) The money will be shared equally among the 21 students who started this club and are leaving island for school. This high school club has a president, vice president, and 4 financial officers who are overseeing this campaign. Our faculty advisor is Mr. Gerard van Gils. 

We know that donating money online can make people nervous. All financial donations are routed through our club account at the school to ensure that the money is spent according to the (above) statement of purpose. Still, this is a publicly shared cite so we understand reluctance or fear of misuse of funds. If you wish to donate directly we invite check or cash donations to be made at the Kagman High School front office or by mailing to:

Kagman High School (Million Dollar Scholar Club)
PO Box 501370 CK
Saipan, MP 96950

We will share our stories through this campaign and we invite you to join our dream of off-island higher education. We will conclude this campaign at the end of May, 2016 and will be flying off to college in August. 

Si yu'us ma’ase and thank you for reading.
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We are so excited to welcome the support of the 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year, Camille Jones.

Camille invited one of our founding scholars, Jessa Camacho, to dinner and has written about that experience on her blog. Please read it and welcome Camille to our community of Million Dollar Scholars supporters.
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I wanted to take a second to let people know that our first class of Million Dollar Scholars are doing well. All of my students are still in school and each seems more determined than the next. Some struggle still with culture shock, school adjustments, and of course financial stress. I have left this account open but passive. Should donations come in to this campaign I will use those funds to support this original group who are now in their second semester. These needs vary from adding money to a meal plan to purchasing needed items for them. Soon, we will begin in earnest our efforts to send our next group of Kagman High School's Million Dollar Scholars so brace yourself for more great stories from amazing scholars.

For myself and doubly for my scholars, I thank you for the support you all have shown.

Mr. G van Gils
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Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters. Our Million Dollar Scholars are closer than ever to achieving our goal. We thank you for helping us get to our $5000 goal!

Please share our page on your social media and please buy our books at Shenanigan's, Everest Kitchen, Ladera Laundromat, the Law Offices of Matt Smith (and Jenn Dockter), as well as Kagman High School. Books are $20 and worth every penny!
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Hey supporters! I wanted to give a quick update. This August and September we are preparing to send students off-island, many for the first time. Here is a quick break down:
6 Scholars to Dixie State University
6 Scholars to Utah State University
4 Scholars to Eastern Oregon University
1 Scholar to the Art Institute (Seattle)
1 Scholar to San Diego
1 Scholar to Hollins University (Roanoke, Virginia)
1 Scholar to Central Washington University
1 Scholar to Portland
2 Scholars to Northern Marianas College

We have received more than 2.5 million dollars in scholarship awards!

We appreciate all the support that has been given to us, financial and moral. If you are close to these universities please don't hesitate to reach me on this site and we can arrange for you to meet and greet when they are in your town. Thanks again,

Mr. G
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Raised by 40 people in 38 months
Created December 31, 2015
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