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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Educator Resources - ICT Diversity - Gates Millennium Scholars Program



The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

  • Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need;

  • Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented;

  • Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and

  • Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

See Frequently Asked Questions.

The 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. Check eligibility status. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars receive personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. The program is more than a scholarship—it’s an opportunity to change your life! Putting in the effort now to apply can be a worthwhile experience for super special students!

Want to hear about the past scholars? Read about who the past scholarship recipients were by clicking their name.

There are many more scholarship opportunities out there! Take a look of a list of scholarships ranging from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS), or the Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF).


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