Gates Millennium Scholars Program

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January 13, 2021

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Scholarship Committee
  • 1805 7th Street NW
  • Washington, DC 20001
  • 877-690-4677

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Marcus Miranda  on 9/30/2020 7:42:16 AM

Hi, I am Marcus. I am a Chemical Engineer from India. I would like to upgrade and sharpen my Engineering skills and knowledge. I've got admission for doing my in Chemical Engineering in india. But, I'm not in an condition to Financially support my higher education. I'm applying this scholarship as a big support for my higher education.

Cole K  on 9/28/2020 8:00:00 AM

My future career goal is to major in bio-molecular engineering and chemistry. I have a GPA of 3.93 and a job as a medical assistant. I am a captain on my HS football team. Upon graduation from college, I will then go into the field of genome editing and stem cell research, which is my goal for life. I have always been intrigued by genome editing and the ability to improve a patient’s immune system which will advance the quality of life for a human being. Genome editing is the future of medicine and this procedure could allow patients to progress as one race collectively. I want to make a difference in this world with my passion to help humans. With this pandemic, my parents own a small business that has drastically changed my financial support for college. I am dedicated, disciplined and will give 110%. I appreciate Mr. and Mrs. Gates for offering this scholarship.

Jerome Kumbani  on 9/10/2020 7:04:54 AM

I am applying for this opportunity to find scholarship to study for Bacherlor's Degree in Computer and Telecommunication.

Henrietta A  on 8/29/2020 8:32:21 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because i want to go to medical school to put what i learn to use. My biggest passion in this world is to help people especially kids. I love kids and i would want them to be safe and not hurt or sick. Many people are out there going through pain and i want to do my best to help them. I alo want to help those who don't even have money to pay for the medical bills. Yes i know but i don't understand why we can't help those without money. I might not get this scholarship but for the sake of those who need help, please let me prove to you that i am a good candidate for this scholarship. I am very excited to learn of this opportunity and I am looking forward to completing the application. Thank you.

Chisom U  on 8/3/2020 4:35:14 PM

My parents are from Nigeria. I am very proud to call myself, African-American. It is my heritage. My parents are very hard-working people. My mom completed her doctorate degree in pharmacy here in the United States of America. She accomplished that while she worked full-time, and took care of the family. I admired my mom a lot. My dad completed his law degree in Nigeria and is now self employed, although not practicing as a lawyer. I am admitted to John Hopkins University, class of 2024. I did not turn in my FAFSA on time, because I traveled to Nigerian with my parent for the adoption of my siblings. I missed out on the opportunity to be awarded full ride merit Scholarship. When I finally turned in my FAFSA in late February of 2020, my parent's did not qualify, although my mom had lost her job since November 2019 which was not considered in the decision making. I am a GATE student. The grant that I finally received from my schools was not sufficient to cover my tuition. I am a competitive student, graduated with a weighted GPA of 4.4 and a non-weighted GPA of 4.0. I have been involved in some volunteer services, Church, preschool, daycare, and volunteered at the Department of Veteran's Affairs, cared for "him who shall have borne the battle". I am pursuing an undergraduate course in neuroscience as my major, and doing music as my minor. I planned to go to a medical school, to be in the front-line, to care for our nation. I also planned to use music as a tool in helping my patients in their recoveries. I have a strong passion for people. My mom lost her job since November 2019, and my dad's business is badly affected by the COVID-19. With the two children that my parents are adopting, which process they began years ago, and the recent economic situation that my mom's job lost, as well as the effects of COVID-19, I am concerned that my college expenses may pose serious financial burden to my parents. As a member of the 2020 graduating student who shared this pandemic

Sharlovlee glasker  on 7/10/2020 10:39:17 PM

My future career goal is to become a military doctor (army pediatrician) who serve underprivileged communities. To accomplish this, I aim to go to the Xavier University of Louisiana and graduate with a bachelor’s in biochemistry. Next, apply for military medical school at Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland get in as an active-duty second lieutenant then graduate and promote to a captain with my M.D. And me being a very helpful, hardworking, and intelligent young lady I know this will come true. I came out of high school with a 3.5 GPA and good grades, and even though I had a few bumps in the road when I was in high school. For example, moving to California from Texas and having to adjust to the different educational systems I still push through and worked my hardest to make sure I felt good about my outcome. And my senior was a little discombobulated and messed up (because of coronavirus) and my plans to boost my GPA failed but I have no regrets. An in college, I will work 1000x harder and I will come out on top especially with all the support from my family. In addition to what I was saying I believe if you invest in my college education helping me pay Xavier University of Louisiana tuition and fees, which is about 41,000 a year. Helping me eliminate the financial burden on my family and me. I will be able to achieve my goals and make my dreams come true. And be one more amazing person in my generation to make this world a better place because CHANGE IS NOW, CHANGE IS ME!!! Sincerely and Truly Sharlovlee glasker

Diana P. P.  on 6/29/2020 7:48:21 AM

Hello! My name is Diana and I am applying to the scholarship to hopefully be able to attend college as a first-generation college student. I have recently received great news that I was accepted into an amazing university out of state for a criminal justice major. I want to earn my degree so that after I graduate I can join the Air Force and serve my country and give back to the country that has given my family and I more opportunities and a better life than if we had lived in a different country. My only setback is not having any money to be able to pay for tuition, room and board, textbooks, my plane tickets to be able to go to college, and from college to home for the holidays. I want to go to college to make my family proud, to show my younger brothers that it is very possible to go to college and get a degree even when coming from a pretty low-income family as a Hispanic, and because I want to show my parents that every one of their sacrifices for my siblings and I were not in vain and that I can and will be able to provide and help them out. I have been very involved in my community thanks to my parents because they have always allowed me to get involved in so much and would pick me up after school every time I needed to stay for Marching Band, JROTC, or Police Explorers, and took me to all my community service events no matter how tired they would be from always working so hard for so little in return. I am determined to go to college, graduate, join the world's greatest Air Force, protect, and serve those around me in every possible way if anyone would grant me the opportunity by helping me financially.

Chasity Griffin  on 5/27/2020 7:07:41 PM

I am half Mexican and half white who started out in foster care for the first 22 months of my life. I was adopted by a wonderful family. I have battled failure to thrive, being developmentally delayed, and having ADHD. I grated with a 3.3 GPA. I love our National Parks and plan to be a National Park Ranger. Your scholarship will be a big help in obtaining my goal.

Amberlie R  on 4/8/2020 2:47:18 AM

I am applying for this scholarship in order to finish obtaining my MPH in epidemiology. I'm currently in grad school at THEE Jackson State University 1st year grad student. I have to pay out of pocket just so I will be able to attend school and further my education. Winning this scholarship would help me so much!

Diane P  on 3/13/2020 7:34:50 PM

I am a proud Pacific Islander from GUAM, USA! I am applying for this scholarship because of my passion in the healthcare industry.I come from a small village on the island of Guam and was raised with knowing what poverty is.My motivation towards the healthcare field are my 7 children. I just finished my state GEDin southwest FL, and I want to further my education, to show and be a role model to my children that anything with them is possible! I would greatly appreciate this scholarship to enhance my education in what I love to do!Caring for people gives me great pleasure in knowing I can give back to society!

Marie W  on 3/9/2020 7:24:57 PM

I am applying for this scholarship in order to earn a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to help with our military community as well as the civilian community. While serving as a US Navy Career Counselor for many years, I had the privilege of helping enlisted sailors decide on the direction they wanted to take in their military careers. This was a primary duty that I enjoyed immensely. This profession would be especially beneficial to the military personnel who are suffering from Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder and other mental health concerns that are affecting our youth as well. I am excited about doing more in the community that would affect and help everyone. I look forward to working in a Profession that will touch many.

Robyn K  on 3/6/2020 11:55:56 AM

I am applying for this scholarship to help me go back to school to earn my nursing degree. I want to ultimately get my RN degree and spend time helping out the Indian reservations with health care. That is my passion as I have grown up hearing about my Cherokee roots. We have our linage traced back to the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee Indians. My Great Grandmother was a part of that. We are registered with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, although not with as much blood as is actually present.

Gionna S  on 1/12/2020 4:43:19 PM

Hello, I am an excellent candidate for your scholarship. I am excited to apply and am looking forward to making an impact on our youth and hopefully your assistance will help me get there.

SANI S  on 1/12/2016 12:19:38 AM

I have reviewed your scholarship award‰description and eligibility requirements, and feel strongly that I would be an excellent candidate for this scholarship

Angela R  on 11/4/2014 9:07:49 PM

I am very excited to learn of this opportunity and I am looking forward to completing the application. Thank you.

Syed P  on 12/23/2012 3:42:26 PM

I think that the Gates Foundation is a great platform for any aspiring student to get a quality education and find a career path. Bill Gates is a truly inspiring figure in the eyes of our youth and he represents the courage and determination of becoming successful.

Dylan S  on 10/8/2011 1:16:30 AM

I've been told this is a very goods scholarship by several people and i support anything Microsoft. (pc, zune, etc)

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