Gates Millennium Scholars Award

*African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific American, or Hispanic citizens/permanent residents of the United States
*American Indian/Alaska Native nominees must provide tribal enrollment information or proof of descendancy
*Must have cumulative GPA of 3.3 on 4.0 scale
*Accepted into or enrolled full-time in accredited college or university
*Have demonstrated significant financial need as defined by the Federal needs analysis formula (FAFSA); award is for tuition, fees, books, & living expenses in an amount to be calculated by the Gates Millennium Scholars based on financial need
*Have demonstrated leadership commitment through participation in community service, extracurricular activities or other activities that reflect leadership abilities
*High school seniors & undergraduate students are unrestricted in terms of major or area of study; however, nominators should consider nominee’s academic performance in mathematics, science, & education courses, commitment to academic study, involvement in community service, career goal, & potential for leadership
*Graduate students must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree program in engineering, mathematics, science, education, or library science. Nomimators should consider overall academic performance in above named areas, involvement in community service, participation in leadership activities, & career goals
*Nominators must complete the nomination form & provide a nomination letter on personal stationery (do not use institution/organization stationery). They must also assist the nominee in completing the Nominee Personal Information Form
*Nomination Packet: completed Nomination Form with Nomination Letter; Nominee Personal Information Form; Nominee Personal Statement (essay); official high school, college, and/or graduate school transcript(s); Recommendation Form with Recommendation Letter; & information concerning tribal enrollment, if any, or descendancy (for American Indians/Alaska Natives)
*Administering Agencies: American Indian Graduate Center / 4520 Montgomery Blvd. N.E., Ste. 1-B / Albuquerque, NM 87109-1291 / Phone: (505)884-7007
*Hispanic Scholarship Fund / Attn: Cathy Makunga, Senior Program Officer / 44 Montgomery St., Suite 600 / San Francisco, CA 94104 / Phone: (800)944-9627 or (415)217-5040; Fax: (415)217-5047; Web Site:
*Organization of Chinese Americans / Attn: Daphne Kwok / 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 601 / Washington, DC 20036 / Phone: (202)530-8894
*United Negro College Fund / P.O. Box 10444 / Fairfax, VA 22031-8044 / Phone: (800)944-9627 or (703)205-2080; Web Site: www/