Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Provided by: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
January 13, 2016
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is open to African - American, American Indian / Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students who are citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents of the United States. You must be an entering, full - time, degree - seeking, first - year student and have a minimum 3.3 GPA; or have earned a GED to be considered for this award. You must also demonstrate significant financial need (meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria) and exhibit leadership abilities through community service, extracurricular, or other activities.