Gates Millennium Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program offers various programs and services that support student academic success, promotes the development of leadership skills, and prepares Scholars for professional careers.  See below to learn more about what’s currently available to current GMS Scholars and Alumni.

Note: The GMS Program is closed and no longer accepting new applicants.


The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low-income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

If you are a current Gates Millennium Scholar or Alumni with APIA Scholars and need access to your student portal, please click here.