Each year the Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1000 students to receive a good-through-graduation to use at any college or university of their choice. The scholarships are for students who are citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. The deadline for scholarship application is 14th January 2014.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
- Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American.
- Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
- Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
- Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2015 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
- Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
- Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.
Fields of study
The scholarship covers the following fields of study: Computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
What the scholarship covers
The scholarship will provide support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the fields of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
How to apply
The mode of application is online. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply
The deadline for scholarship application is 14th January 2014.