Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The 2015 GMS Online Application is now open. For the complete list of eligibility criteria, click here.

Deadline: January 14, 2015

Study LevelUndergraduate: Any Discipline
Graduate: Only for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science

Value of Awards
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.                                              .                                                    
Who is eligible?
African American,
American Indian/Alaska Native,
Asian & Pacific Islander American
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 2015 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

How to apply
Applicant must complete the following:

  1. Student Application (Nominee Personal Information Form)
  2. Educator’s evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form)
  3. Evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) Pell Grant Eligibility

Hence, If selected as GMS finalists, students must demonstrate eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant Program as part of their financial aid package for the 2015 academic year. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Programs. Students are urged to file a 2015 FAFSA at their earliest opportunity.

The 2015 FAFSA form will be available January 1, 2015 at Federal Pell Grants typically are awarded to families that demonstrate significant financial need. Eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant is a function of many factors, including dependency status, family income, family size and the number of students in the family.

Click these links for Full Scholarship Details and here to Begin Your Application

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