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Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Scholarship Provider: Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Description: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program was established in 1999 with a 1.6 grant to the United Negro College Fund from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to provide outstanding African-American, American Indian/Alaska native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic/Latino American students with an opportunity to complete their undergraduate education.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is a leadership program, and an the scholarship covers the student's UNMET need, and awards are determined by GMS based on financial need.
Scholarship Website: www.gmsp.org
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Entering First Year Undergraduate
Minority Status Requirement: African American or Hispanic American or Native American or Asian Pacific Islander American
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 101+
Length of Award: Renewable
Minimum GPA: 3.3
Other Comments: Students must demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.

There are three parts to the application:
1. Student (Nominee)
2. Nominator (Educator writing about the student's academic record)
3. Recommender (Person writing about the student's community service and leadership activites)

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Amia Soto-Carrion
55 Second Street
suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: asotocar@hsf.net
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