Gates Millennium

Gates Millennium

Would you like to have your college/books/meal plan/ dorm paid for until you reach a doctorates Degree?? Well the please apply to the Gates Millennium funded by Bill Gates himself!

Gates Millennium Scholarship


  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:59 PM Eastern Standard time (EST)


  1. Student application (Nominee Personal Information form)         
  2. Educator’s Evaluation of the Student’s Academic  record
  3. Evaluation of the Student’s community service and leadership Activities (Recommender Form)
  4. Complete 8 to 9 essay Prompts
  5. Submit everything online


  • 3.3 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 Scale or have earned a GED
  • Are a Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent resident of the United States
  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander or Hispanic American
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. Located, Accredited College or university
  • 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 Application (nominee form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (recommender From by the deadline (January 16th, 2013)
  • Have written the essay prompts
  • Everything must be submitted online


 (1)  Discuss the subjects in which you excel or have excelled.  To what factors do you attribute your      success?

(2)  Discuss the subjects in which you have had difficulty.  What factors do you believe contributed to your difficulties?  How have you dealt with them so they will not cause problems for you again?  In what areas have you experienced the greatest improvement?  What problem areas remain?

(3) Briefly describe a stiuation in which you felt that you or others were treated unfairly or were not given an opportunity you felt you deserved.  Why do you think this happend?  How did you respond?  Did the situation improve as a result of your response?

(4) Discuss your short and long-term goals.  Are some of them related?  Which are priorities? 

(5) Discuss a leadership experience you have had in any area of you life:  school, work, athletics, family, church, community, etc.  How and why did you become a leader in this area?  How did this experience influence your goals?

(6) Discuss your involvement in and contributions to a community near you home, school or elsewhere.  Please select an experience different from the one you discussed in the previous question, even if this experience also involved leadership.  What did you accomplish?  How did this experience influence your goals?

(7) Other than through classes in school, in what areas (non-academic or academic) have you acquired knowledge or skills? How?

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)?

(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 the scholarship).

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