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overview of Gatemillinnium scholarship

The Gate Millennium Scholarship Programme is an initiative of Bill and Melinda Foundations aimed at providing financial aid to ethnic minorities of United States for higher education.  Through Gate Millennium programme, high achieving ethnic minorities can attend any US college or university for bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. It is fully funded scholarship which offers opportunities of leadership development, mentoring, cultural and social support besides academic support.

 The Gate Millennium Scholarship Programme was established in 1999. It commenced its functions through initial funding of 1 million USD from Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The programme is presently under administration of the United Negro College Fund and other partner organizations including Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and the American Indian Graduate Center.

Bill Gates invested in this scholarship programme with goal of creating a strong group of future leaders from around the world through providing them high quality education and access to higher education opportunities so that they can improve overall quality of life in their respective countries upon returning back. Besides providing academic opportunities, the Gate scholars are trained to address global problems related to health care, equity, gender discrimination and learning. They are equipped with leadership qualities and problem solving abilities, their individual skills are nourished and they are offered specialization of their respective study fields.

gatemillennium scholarships programs for Pakistani students

Level of Study:

Under graduate and Post Graduate (Masters and PhD) Degrees.

 

Field of Study:

Under Graduate: Any field of study

Post Graduate: Education, science, math, engineering, library science, and public health.

 

No. of scholarships

Any students with excellent academic record belonging from ethnic minority of US can apply for Gates Millennium Scholarship USA. Every year, the GMS programme offers 300 scholarships to promising students from all around US.

 

Host (institute& country)

The hosting country is USA. Any higher education institute of US; College or University is hosting institute of Grate Millennium Scholarship programme.

 

what rae the benefits of gatemillennium scholarships

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Programme Provides:

  • Financial support for payment of tuition of university or college by covering unmet need and self help. In easy wordings, the scholarship provides cost of attendance expenses without the student having need to do work-study job and asking for loans. The scholarship will provide funding for 5 years duration.

  • Students can renew the scholarship award if their academic records are maintained and satisfactory progress has been ensured throughout the previous award.

  • GMS also offers online support services without charging any cost. The online support services include: academic support, mentoring lessons, advice and guidance regarding profession and financial literacy.

 

gatemillennium scholarship eligibility criteria for Pakistani students

  • The applicant must be outstanding academic performer of his/her class. He must be among 10% top students of the class he/she is currently graduating.

  • The applicant must have leadership quality, (involvement in community service, extra -curricular activities and other activities)

  • The applicant must possess exceptional personality attributes and success skills, (motivation, perseverance, emotional maturity)

  • The applicant must have a cumulative 3.3 GPA on an un-weighted 4.0 scale in his graduating degree.

  • The applicant must meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. (the federal Pell Grant eligibility means you must be in significant need of financial support)

  • The applicant must be motivated to be enrolled in a four-year duration bachelor's degree program at an accredited or a not-for-profit US college or university.

  • The Gates scholarship demonstrate substantial academic progress and maintained the excellent grades can continue on receiving grant for post graduate level studies in fields of education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and science.

 

Required Documents:

  • The transcripts of your academic records

  • The cumulative GPA of your previous degree

  • Your class rank

  • Enrolment verification number

  • Acceptance letter from US University or College(which must be enrollment for four-year duration under graduate degree program at an accredited and not-for-profit US college or university)

  • Financial aid award letter

  • Your status as a dependent or independent student

  • A document demonstrating your personal gross annual income from the past year

  • A document detailing on your leadership qualities, participation in community service certificate, prove of participation in extra curriculum activities, and experiences of the similar sort

  • A document detailing your previous work experiences

  • SAT/ACT Scores

 

applt guidance for Pakistani students of gatemillennium scholarship

Students will create an account at MyTGS Profile to submit required documents and filling scholarship application with required information. The application process of GMS has two phases. In first phase, the application will consist of questions and in second phase the students would be required to answer a set of denser questions, submit scholarship essay, update transcripts, attend interviews and submit letter of recommendations.

 

Application instruction

  • The GMS scholarship programme is looking or high achievers and best performers if their class. The competition is quite high therefore the students must dedicate themselves a 100% on their application.

  • Your scholarship essay must be exceptionally written for that you must be well versed about GMS requirements

  • Your scholarship essay must project you as an ambitious, passionate, hard working and dedicated student.

  • Mention your career goals and why you are eligible for selection in your essay.

  • Talk with your mentors and professors to arrange recommendation letters beforehand phase 2 of application

  • Work hard to get higher SAT/ACT scores because they can increase your chances of winning of GMS.

 

Duration / apply date/ dead line

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program’s application submissions have two phases.

 

Phase 1:

  • July: Applications submission process open for phase 1

  • September: Applications submission are closed for phase 1

  • December: Semi-finalists are announced

 

Phase 2:

  • December: Application submission process open for phase 2

  • January: Application submission process is closed for phase 2

  • March: Finalists are announced calls for interviews of finalists are made

  • April: New class of selected scholars are announced

  • Fall: Scholarships awards are disbursed to winners

 

Website (official website link with official application link)

The Gates Millennium Scholarship official website link 

 

gatemillennium scholarship faq

  1. Question: How much amount will receive from GMS if I get selected?

Answer:

The selected students will receive grant based on their financial need as per the federal Pell Grant eligibility and financial aid letter. The scholarship offers cost of tuition fee, books, and living expenses including accommodation cost for each academic year. The scholarship will be renewed every year based on student’s satisfactory academic status and progress.

  1. Question: Is GMS for post graduate students as well?

Answer:

Yes, GMS is for post graduate students as well but the students must be existing gates scholars. The Gates scholars after completing their under graduate degree can apply for post graduate scholarship in the study fields of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. But for that their under graduate academic records must be excellent and satisfactory.

  1. Question: What is the selection criterion of GMS?

Answer:

GMS offers fully funded scholarship to high achieving and academically excellent students belonging from ethnic minorities of USA. Besides academic excellence, the students must have leadership qualities (participation in community service and extra- curricular activities).

  1. Question: What is Pell Grant?

Answer:

The Pell grant is federal financial guidelines for grants. The Pell grant eligibility criterion includes many factors based on financial status of student’s family, family income, family members and number of students in the family. To apply for Pell grant, students will have to fill form for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form is available at FAFSA official website. The eligible candidate will be granted financial aid from GMS.

  1. Question: Can GMS holders study abroad?

Answer:

Yes, the GMS holders can study abroad at foreign universities outside the US but if they meet eligibility requirements of GMS.

  1. Question: How will I check the status of my GMS application?

Answer:

To check if you have been selected or not, you can log in to your GMS account at the link here .  

  1. Question: Can under graduate applicants of any study field get GMS?

Answer:

To apply for GMS, you have must have attained an acceptance letter from any of USA’s accredited university or college for any under graduate course of your choice without restriction.

  1. Question: Will GMS be granted without Pell Grant letter?

Answer:

No, without Pell grant letter, your GMs application will not be approved despite of you having excellent academic records or leadership potential.

  1. Question: How can I convert my GPA to assess if I am eligible for GMS?

Answer:

You can contact your guidance counselor for that because GMs does not provide GPA conversion chart. Your counselor must convert your GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale

  1. Question: Is Gates Millennium Scholarship, USA only for us citizens?

Answer:

Yes, the Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) is only for us citizens, nationals and resident card holders. Gates Cambridge scholarship can be applied by Pakistani students.

  1. Question: How many GMS awards are granted each year?

Answer:

Each year, 300 GMS awards are granted each year.

  1. Question: How much instrumental will be my scholarship essay at increasing chance of winning GMS award?

Answer:

Your scholarship essay is extremely instrumental in increasing your chance of winning GMS award. A well written scholarship will leave a positive impact on selectors and they will prioritize your application. GMS wards are for leaders and high achievers, a well written essay demonstrates your exceptional personality traits and your promising potential.

 

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