Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Bill Gates Announces 2012 Scholarship Program For Low-Income Minority Students -- Gates' non-profit organization is giving away 1,000 Scholarships for the 2011-2012 school season -- Click here to go to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Application.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through their leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college e career.
The program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to provide outstanding low income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. To date, the program has given scholarships to more than 15,000 students. Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, January 11, 2012. To apply, click here.