Gates Millennium Scholarship

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The GMS Application Deadline is January 13, 2016 2pm PST/5pm EST

The Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:

  • 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.


The biggest problem that we see in terms of GMS applications is that people don’t apply. 8 essays are a lot, but you are working for potentially over HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in FREE MONEY! The worst that can happen is you write 8 essays that you can use for applying to colleges!



How to apply for and win scholarships

David Coven
President & Executive Director
The Scholarship Junkies are a non-profit that help students with their scholarship essays. In this webinar, the Junkies explain the best way to search for and apply for big money scholarships.

Gates Millennium Scholarship Application 2015-16

Ernesto Villasenor
Gates Liason
This video is an informational on what the GMS Application eligibility requirements and provides a quick breakdown of what the complete application entails. It also provides resources for guidance and assistance on the application and other scholarship/college apps.

Winning Big Money Scholarships

Scholarship Junkie Corps
Klondy Canales of the Scholarship Junkies explains how you can win large scholarships to fund your college education. A Gates Millennium Scholar herself, Klondy is an expert in this field and her advice is definitely worth listening to.

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