Gates Scholarship in the United States 2024

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Brief Description

The full scholarship program for US students aims to equalize the access of all talented Americans in every field of life either public or private regardless of their minority status or their financial status. The scholarship inspires and promotes the students by creating a network and a cohort of reliable communities. The students are not only assessed on their academic achievements but also on their leadership skills and their individual day-by-day activities. These are some scales that depict the leadership qualities of high school seniors and ensure that the scholarship holders have the potential to make change not only in America but also in the whole world through their wits and capabilities.

Eligibility Criteria:

• The applicant must be a high school senior.
• The applicant must be from one of these ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American.
• The applicant must be a US citizen, national or permanent resident.
• The applicant must be Pell-eligible.
• The applicant must not be receiving any other grant or family support.
• The applicant’s academic performance must be outstanding i.e. GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
• The applicant must be planning to enroll in a four-year degree program in the USA.


• The tuition fee will be covered.
• Residential accommodation will be covered.
• Board and room allowance will be provided.
• Transportation costs will be covered.
• Other incidental costs will be also covered

How to apply


• The applicant has to create an MYTGS profile on in order to apply.
• In Phase II, 2000 semi-finalists will be called to further process the application.
• The Gates Scholarship application will include a questionnaire, essays, updated transcripts, and letters of recommendation.
• Phase II of the scholarship must be completed by January.
• In March, 600 candidates will be selected for the final phase.
• In the final phase, the candidates will be interviewed in person or on a video call.
• In April the 300 finalists will be announced and asked for documentation clearance for the award.

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