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The Gates Scholarship - Refer Top Students!

Posted Date: 08/05/2022


The Gates Scholarship - Refer Top Students!


Dear Colleague,
The Gates Scholarship needs your help in identifying America’s top minority students who may be eligible for this prestigious award. Please read the following information and click the link below to refer students who may qualify.


About The Gates Scholarship


The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.
Selected Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance to earn a bachelor’s degree, that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, and room and board, and may include additional personal costs.
TGS also provides Scholars with various online support services designed to help them excel in their degree programs, graduate, and make a successful transition to their chosen careers. These include career services, mentoring, leadership development, wellness, and knowledge building.


How to Refer Students


To help us identify students in your area who may qualify, please review the requirements below. If you know one or more students who meet our criteria, please click the link below and follow the instructions provided. Please note that Phase I of the application opened July 15, with a submission deadline of Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:00 PM PT. So, please don’ t delay if you have one or more students in mind!

Refer Top Students

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Eligibility requirements:
  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In a good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.


*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.
An ideal candidate will also have:
  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

For additional information, please visit our website and watch the video below.




Thank you in advance, for helping us identify exceptional candidates, and here's wishing your student referrals all the best in their application process!




The Gates Scholarship Team


The Gates Scholarship®