Saturday, September 28, 2013

Gates Millennium Scholars - Scholarship Opportunity

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. This program provides Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. 
Students will receive this renewable, need-based, merit scholarship to be given throughout the scholar’s undergraduate career.  For those who choose to study in one of seven graduate disciplines:  computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science, the scholarship can continue through the pursuit of a doctoral degree.  Students are also provided mentorship, peer connections, etc., to enhance development of their leadership skills and to assure them every opportunity to attain their degree.  Criteria includes:  African American, native American/Alaska native, Asian American, or Hispanic American; US citizenship, national, or legal permanent resident of the US; minimum 3.3 unweighted GPA or GED recipient; first-time college enrollee in Fall 2011 as a full-time degree seeking student; leadership capabilities and participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.  Online guidelines and application available at .   

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