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Presentation Gates Millennium Scholarship

TrinityTrinity 1411 replies345 threads Senior Member
edited January 2012 in The Gates Scholarship
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

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

The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:

Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help;
Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress;
Graduate school funding for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science;
Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.

Program Accomplishment:

Funded more than 13,000 Gates Millennium Scholars since the inception of the program
Obtained a 79.9% graduation rate in five years*
Supported Gates Millennium Scholars enrolled in more than 1,500 colleges and universities
Supported Gates Millennium Scholars representing 50 states and five outlying areas
Graduated over 5,000 Gates Millennium Scholars since the program's inception
Five year retention rate of 87.7%*

Who is eligible?

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

• Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American;
• Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or nationals of the United States;
• Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted);
• Will be enrolling for the first-time at a U.S. accredited* college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the fall of 2010; or GED
• Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
• Meet the Federal Pell Grant* eligibility criteria; and
• Have all three forms (Nominee Personal Information Form completed by the student, Nominator Form completed by an educator familiar with the student’s academic record and a Recommender Form completed by a person familiar with the student’s leadership and community service) submitted by the deadline.

Details of application

Since the deadlines for 2010-2011 have passed, this is for reference only.
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  • TrinityTrinity 1411 replies345 threads Senior Member
    The deadline for the 2010-2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) application process was January 11, 2010. The database is now closed. Documents are currently being processed and we will not be able to provide status updates. Please note that application forms that were submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST January 11, 2010 or postmarked by January 11, 2010 will be processed.

    Nominees who submitted their forms by the deadline will begin to receive notification in March 2010.

    The selection and notification processes are as follows:

    · February 2010, independent readers will complete an individualized reading and scoring assessment of eligible Nominees in three major areas:

    o academic achievement,

    o community service, and

    o leadership potential

    · March 2010, Nominees will be notified and informed if they are selected as a Candidate Finalist or not selected.

    · Candidate finalists will be notified if they are selected as Gates Millennium Scholars or not selected by mid-April 2010. All selected Gates Scholars will be notified no later than May 1, 2010.
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  • AtifagaAtifaga 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Do u have any SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSLIM STUDENTS IN PAKISTAN, I WANT TO DO PhD in medical sciences (new Drug Development) from Aga Khan UNiversity karachi.
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  • Apoorva95Apoorva95 3 replies0 threads New Member
    I am Indian student and I want to do majors in engineering. Can u tell me what are the prerequisites to apply for this scholarship?
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  • IneffableMindIneffableMind 289 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Does the gpa required include senior year 1st semester or only 9th - 11th?
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