Gates Millennium Scholars Program

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.

Annual Amount

  •       Varies
  •       1000 awards per year

Open To

First-year students

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Are 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 2014 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

Application Process

Must apply through the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) online application system. Complete and submit all three forms mentioned above by January 15, 2014.

Deadline

May 15, 2017

Notification

Information not given

For the application or more information go to:
http://www.gmsp.org/