These Bill Gates scholarships for minorities were designed to increase the percent of minority students with college degrees in computer science, education, engineering, mathematics, library science, public health and sciences where they are typically under represented. The scholarship program will fund undergraduate degrees in any major, but the above listed majors are for graduate degree programs.
Students may qualify for a Millenium scholarship if they are:
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian Pacific Islander American
Award amount - 1000 students would receive a Gates Millenium Scholarship (GMS) good through their graduation at a college or university of the student's choice, providing the student maintains a GPA 3.0 or higher. The scholarship pays for tuition, fees, books and living expenses that are not already paid for as part of the students financial aid package for college. Note: recipients must be meet the Pell Grant Requirements , which places strict limits on income, making this a scholarship based upon financial need.
Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
US citizen or permanent resident
GPA 3.3 or better or earned a high school GED
Will enroll in college our university fall of 2016 as full-time first-year student seeking a college degree
Meet the Federal Pell Grant criteria for eligibility
Completed 3 required Gates Millenium Scholarship application forms:
Student Application Form
Nominator Form (independent evaluation of high school students academic record)
Recommender Form (independent evaluation of student's community service and leadership activities)
Submit Applications - Not applicable
Gates Millennium Scholarship Application website: This program is now closed and replaced.