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Prospective Students

Gates Millennium Scholarship

"The Gates Millennium Scholars program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a 1 billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by providing Scholarships for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States

  • Must be Pell eligible and have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (un-weighted) at the time of nomination

The deadline for submission of nomination materials is as follows:

  • All paper applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2007
  • All online applications must be submitted by January 11, 2008 at 11:50 p.m. EST

For additional eligibility requirements and application information, go to: http://www.gmsp.org

More information from the Office of Financial Aid

  • Items of Importance
  • Deadlines
  • Awarding procedures
  • Paying fees
  • Helpful tips
  • Be A King Scholarship Application (pdf)
  • Gates Millennium Scholarship Information
    Financial Aid Calculator
  • Kinds of Aid
  • Federal Loan Programs
  • Financing Your Future (pdf)
    Contact Us:

    Financial Aid Office (404) 270-5212

    Office location: Packard Hall
    1st floor

    Lenora J. Jackson, Director--ext. 5209

    Stella Beckham, Administrative Assistant--ext. 5212

    Thresa Gay, Associate Director (Students A-D)--ext. 5210

    Tiffany Houser, Counselor
    (Students E-L) --ext. 5213

    Glorene Gibbons, Counselor (Students M-U)--ext. 5214

    Terreca Preston, Counselor
    (Students V-Z)
    State Grant Coordinator
    -- ext. 5219

    Standrine Francis, Loan Coordinator
    --ext. 5211

    Rosa McQuay, Scholarship Coordinator
    --ext. 5218

    Gary Johnson
    Scholarship Inquiries
    -- ext. 5216