Gates Millennium Scholars Program – GMS

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Gates Millennium Scholars Program – GMS
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Source: gmsp.org

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The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

  • Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need.

  • Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented.

  • Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

  • Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

The GMS Scholarship Benefits:

  • Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid.

  • Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  • Graduate school funding for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

  • Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.