The new Gates Scholarship – what you need to know

The new Gates Scholarship is now available!

Application deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017!

High school seniors graduating in 2018: REJOICE! Β πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ πŸ™ŒπŸ½ πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Β πŸ™ŒπŸ½

While the 2017 graduating class drew the short straw (1 year too late for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program and 1 year too early for the Gates Scholarship), the 2018 class is right on time to be a part of the inaugural Gates Scholarship Cohort!

 

The details for the Gates Scholarship are as follows:

  • What is it?
    • Full Scholarship for high school seniors
    • Will cover up to 5 years for a bachelor’s degree
    • 300 awards given per year
  • What’s the eligibility criteria? Must meet all of the following
    • High School seniors
    • Minorities (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American). *Proof of tribal enrollment will be required.
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
    • AΒ minimum 3.3 GPA (cumulative weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale)
    • Must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at aΒ USΒ accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.
  • When is the application deadline?
    • September 15, 2017
  • What is the process?
    • July 15, 2017 – application opens
    • September 15, 2017 – application deadline
    • November 2017 – semi-finalists notified
    • November 2017 – Phase 2 application opens (only for semi-finalists)
    • January 2017 – Phase 2 application deadlineΒ (only for semi-finalists)
    • March 2018 – Finalists announced
    • March 2018 – Finalists interviewed (in-person or online depending on applicant location)
    • April 2018 – Scholarship winners announced!
  • What do you need to apply? Note: all these documents will be requested at different points in the process. Not all are needed for Phase 1
    • Create a myTGS profile
    • Copy of your transcript
    • Student Aid Report (SAR), once the FAFSA has been completed
    • Letter of admission to a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a not-for-profit, private or public university
    • Financial Aid Award Letter from the university
    • Enrollment Verification from the university

We’ll update this with more information as they become available!

As always: We will provide FREE help while you’re applying to the Gates Scholarship! πŸ™‚

 

~Ngoc Nhi Le

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6 thoughts on “The new Gates Scholarship – what you need to know

  1. Hi Ngoc,

    I did not see any essay questions in the First Phase of the Gates Scholarship Application. Did I do something wrong ??

    In which phase of the scholarship application will I need to write essays?

    I hope you can help me.

    Thank you !

    George

  2. Thank you, please keep me posted.

    On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Ngoc Nhi Le + Scholarship Junkies wrote:

    > Ngoc Nhi Le posted: “The new Gates Scholarship is now available! > Application deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017! High school seniors graduating in > 2018: REJOICE! [image: πŸŽ‰][image: πŸŽ‰][image: πŸŽ‰] [image: πŸ™Œ][image: 🏽] [image: > πŸ™Œ][image: 🏽] [image: πŸ™Œ][image: 🏽] While the 2017 graduating class > drew the short straw (1 year too late for the Gates Millennium ” >

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