Deadline to apply for Gates Millennium Scholarship almost here

January 9, 2012
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Wednesday at midnight is the deadline for students to apply for a Gates Millennium Scholarship.

One thousand students will be selected to receive (GMS) a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college career.

The program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to provide outstanding low-income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. The program has awarded scholarships to more than 15,000 students.

Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

To be eligible, students need to have at least a 3.3 high school GPA or have earned a GED; they also need to meet  the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

The application can be submitted online or sent in the mail.

For more information, call  1-877-690-4677.

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