Gates Millennium Scholarship
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline:  15th July
Results on:  01st September

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B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology),M.Tech. (Master of Technology),B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture),Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Sc. (Master of Science)
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Scholarship Overview

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program was established in 1999. It is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The primary goal of the Gates Millennium Scholars program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. The field of study covered in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. 

Shortlisting Process

The selection of scholars for the Gates Millennium Scholarship involves a multi-stage process. The scholars will be selected after a thorough assessment of financial needs of all the applicants. The selection process includes:

  • Screening of scholarship applications based on financial need 
  • Telephonic interviews for further shortlisting of candidates

Terms and Conditions

The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by their respective universities.

Renewal cases of stipend holders who are not promoted to the next year will not be considered for further renewal.



  • Applicants must be 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. This scholarship is applicable for students from over 42 countries. 

Gates Scholars have come from all 50 states and all American territories and commonwealths.


How To Apply

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Application Documents

Required documents will be conveyed to applicants after successful registration.



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for Gates Millennium Scholarship?

A US citizen, national, or permanent resident. In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

How hard is it to get the Gates scholarship?

300 students a year win the Gates Scholarship, which is pretty amazing. ... While there's no definite number released on how many applicants apply each year, the semi-finalist pool alone is made up of 20,000 students. That means 1.5% of students who make it as far as the semifinalist phase will win.

What are 3 requirements for the Millennium Scholarship?

To stay eligible for the Millenium Scholarship, students must enroll in an eligible Nevada college or university and work toward an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or pre-baccalaureate certificate. If you're attending an NSHE community college, be sure to take a minimum of nine credits.

What GPA do you need for a full ride scholarship?

What GPA Do You need to get a Full Ride Scholarship? The GPA you need to get a full ride scholarship varies from college to college. Some scholarship providers may look for a certain GPA like 3.5 to 3.7 on a scale of 4.0. They may also assess your particular class rank (E.g. top 5% or 10% in your class).

Does Bill Gates Support Khan Academy?

did bill gates give money to khan academy? Hello Yehuda. Yes, his foundation has already made several donations to Khan Academy. He is an enthusiast of this platform.