The Bill Gates Scholarship Program

September 10, 2012 11:35 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)
Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects
1,000 talented minority students to receive a good-through-graduation
scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The
program provides scholars with personal & professional development
through leadership programs along with academic support through-
out their college career. Administered by the UNCF, the program was
initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation. Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than
16,000 students, awarding them more than $614M to pay for tuition,
fees, books and housing.

The program aims to reduce financial barriers for African American,
American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and
Hispanic American students with high academic & leadership promise
who have significant financial need; increase the representation of
these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education,
engineering, library science, mathematics, public health & the sciences,
where these groups are severely underrepresented; develop a diversi-
fied cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful
completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and provide
seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for
students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target

The deadline for submission is January 16, 2013.

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