The Gates Scholarship Program In America 2023 has been announced for American minorities. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s longstanding commitment to assisting outstanding minority students from low-income families was continued with the creation of The Gates Scholarship Program in 2017.
This outstanding scholarship program is founded on research that removing financial obstacles to college allows high-potential, low-income, minority students to thrive in their course work, finish college, and continue to be leaders throughout their life.
In addition to funding, The Gates Scholarship will support scholars by engaging with them and their institutions in various ways to ensure they have access to the resources and services they require, from the first day of classes to graduation and the transition to their desired careers.
The Gates Scholarship Program In America Awards
With the Free Application for Federal Student Help (FAFSA) or the criteria utilized by the Scholar’s institution or university, Scholars will be provided financing for the entire cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the anticipated family contribution.
*Cost of attendance includes
- tuition fees
- And may include other personal costs.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA of The Gates Scholarship Program
To be eligible, students must:
- a senior in high school
- at least one of the following racial or ethnic groups: African-American, Asian & Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and/or Hispanic Americans
- a national or permanent resident of the US
- being in good academic standing with a cumulative weighted GPA of at least 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent)
In addition, a student must intend to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program at a private, public, or not-for-profit college or university in the US.
*For American Indians and Alaska Natives, documentation of tribal membership will be needed.
An excellent applicant will possess:
- a stellar high school scholastic record (being in the top 10% of their graduating class);
- showed leadership potential (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
- exceptional abilities for personal achievement (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)