Bill And Melinda Gates Scholarship For High School Seniors

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Entries are currently ongoing for the Bill And Melinda Gates Scholarship for 2019/2020 academic session. The scholarship is designed for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offers various scholarships for international students. The foundation offers many other opportunities apart from the university-basd scholarships. The scholarship is available to study or conduct research. It is in form of International scholarships, fellowships or grants is offered to students outside the country where the foundation is located. Interested students are strongly advised to apply early for this scholarship as late applications will not be processed. See below for further instructions.

About Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Having the belief that all life has equal value, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to helping people to lead healthy and productive lives. It focuses mostly on developing countries and help improve people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out to f starvation and extreme poverty. The foundation also aims to ensure that all people in the united states, especially by hose with fewer resources have access to Tue opportunities they need to succeed in school and in their live. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in Seattle

In 2000, the Gates Foundation was launched and it is said to be the largest transparent operated private foundation in the world. The primary aims of the foundation are globally to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

Level / FIield Of scholarship

The Scholarship is open to high school seniors to undertake an undergraduate study in any field of their choice. Students who are ready to pursue a full-time four-year degree program at the accredited, non-profit, private or public college or university.

Eligible Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted in USA and it is awarded to 300 top student leaders every year in order to promote their academic excellence.

Scholarship Benefits: 

Qualified students will receive the following benefits:

  • Funding for the full cost of attendance 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).
  • The cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

Eligibility For The Bill And Melinda Gates Scholarship

This scholarship is open for international students. A beneficiary of this award must:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be from at least one of the following ethnicity:  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Be Pell-eligible
  • Be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at the US accredited, not-for-profit, private or Public College or University.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Good leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Excellent personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

How To Apply For The Bill And Melinda Gates Scholarship

To apply, please apply via the website Tjhe first stage is to create an account by the given link

Application Deadline: 

This is an annual scholarship. It normally starts by July.what


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