The 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is once again looking for talented minority students to receive scholarship rewards.
The program, started in 1999, seeks African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university. The scholarship is renewable and may be used in the freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate years.
Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than 16,000 students, awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing.
The purpose of GMS is to prepare students to be leaders who can help build a stronger society. The organization supports students from groups who otherwise might not have an opportunity to earn a college education.
The application process is a three-part effort: 1) a Student Application is completed and submitted by the student; 2) a Nominator Form must be completed and submitted by an educator- Principal, teacher, guidance counselor or higher education representative; 3) a Recommender Form must be completed and submitted by any adult who is familiar with the student’s community service and leadership activities, such as a supervisor at work or a community leader.
The deadline for submission is January 16, 2013.
For more information and to apply: GMS