Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

The Gates Millennium Scholarship program is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund. Nomination by a professional educator (principal, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.) is required. The focus of this program is on students who will be pursuing careers in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science. Candidates must be African America, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American, a US citizen or permanent resident/national, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and be entering a US accredited college or university as a full-time degree-seeking freshman in the fall. Candidates must also be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Nominations must be submitted by early to mid January. Applications must be submitted by February 1. For more information, write to Gates Millennium Scholars, PO Box 10500, Fairfax, VA 22031-8044, or call 1-877-690-GMSP (4677).

Gates Millennium Scholarship program is a generous offer for minorities. 1,000 scholarships were awarded for 2005/2006. It is open to all U.S. residents who fall into one of these categories:

African American

American Indian/Alaska Native

Asian Pacific Islander American

Hispanic American

Additional requirements:

You must have a GPA between 3.3 and 4.0, and have demonstrated leadership qualities.

Website: Gates Millennium Scholarship

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program