The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are provided for undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following 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
· American Indian/Alaska Native Requirements: American Indian/Alaska Natives must be enrolled in a U.S. Federal or State recognized tribe or be able to document descent from an enrolled tribal member. If selected as a GMS finalist, applicants will be asked to provide proof of tribal enrollment or descent.
· Asian and Pacific Islander American includes persons having origins from Asia and/or Pacific Islands. Asian includes persons having origins in any of the original people of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent. Pacific Islander includes persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are eligible to be nominated. This is not an all
· inclusive list.
· To be eligible for the GMS scholarship, the student must matriculate at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The following are accredidation resources: Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education Programs Candidates; American Council of Education published in consultation with the Council for Higher Education Accredidation; Higher Education Directory published by Higher Education Publications, Inc.
Benefits of the scholarship: Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program provides an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education.
Number of scholarships: 1000 scholarships are offered per year.