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The Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars is aimed at increasing the number of low-income African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this award program promotes academic excellence and enhances access to higher education for thousands of outstanding low-income students.

Individuals are eligible to be considered for a Gates Millennium scholarship if they:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American,

  • Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States,

  • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination,

  • Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall of 2005,

  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, and

  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

Be a leader who can receive funding for your college education and build a stronger and better America.

For more information about the Gates Millennium Scholars, click here.

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