Underrepresented Student Scholarships

Gates Millenium Undergraduate Scholars Program

Award Amount Deadline Website/Phone/Mailing Address
The amount is determined by GMS based on the student’s financial need Must be submitted online by Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST or postmarked on or before Monday, January 11, 2012.

Gates Millennium Scholars
P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Toll-Free Phone: 1-877-690-4677

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American
  2. Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  3. Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  4. 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 2011 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
  5. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  6. Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  7. 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:
Visit the website and click on the tab “GMS Application”  for a list of instructions on how to apply and the steps you need to take to complete the application process.