Beca Gates para seniors de escuela superior

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Friday, 15 September 2017

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 student leaders each year, with the intent of helping outstanding minority students who come from low-income backgrounds realize their maximum potential.

 

TO APPLY: Visit The Gates Scholarship website

TO REFER A STUDENT: Visit The Gates Scholarship website, click on the tab “Refer A Student,” and follow the instructions.

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The scholarship application is now open and will close on September 15, 2017.

About the Scholarship

Scholars will receive 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).  

Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, room and board, and may include additional personal costs.  The Gates Scholarship 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 mentoring, academic support, career and internship guidance, advice, and job opportunities. Gates Scholars will also be connected to a network of accomplished peers that they can tap into for support and advice. 

 

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
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

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 have:

  • An outstanding, high school academic record (e.g., be 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.)

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