The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS) is funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was established in 1999.
The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential.
The program has funded more than 12,000 Gates Millennium scholars with over $438 million for college since its inception.
About the GMS Program The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the administrator of the GMS initiative and has partnered with the following organizations: - American Indian Graduate Center Scholars - Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - Hispanic Scholarship Fund
6) Discuss your involvement in and contributions to a community near your home, school or elsewhere.
7) Other than through classes in school, in what areas (non-academic or academic) have you acquired knowledge or skills?
8) Is there anything else you would like to tell us about that may help us evaluate your nomination, i.e. personal characteristics, obstacles you have overcome, etc.?
(9) ONLY for Nominees who graduated from high school or earned their GED more than one year ago: Describe those activities in which you have participated since completing high school (e.g. community service, leadership, employment) that you believe qualify you for this scholarship.