The Gates Millennium Scholars Program


The scholarship was established in 1999 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help outstanding students of various ethnicities who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    Have earned a GED; Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Residence:
    Legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Citizenship:
    US citizen or national
  • College:
    Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university
  • Ethnicity:
    Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American
  • Miscellaneous:
    Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

Application Details

  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Other Materials:
    Student Application (Nominee Personal Information Form); Educators evaluation of the students academic record; Evaluation of the students community service and leadership activities

Contact Information

  • Phone: (855) 335-6261