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Gates Millennium Scholarship Essay Prompts 2015 Calendar

 

Description

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 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

To learn more watch this video.

Award

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).


Basic Eligibility

To apply, students must be:

  • 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
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 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.


Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (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.)

APIASF eNewsletters

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2016

January eNews

  • APIASF's Upcoming Events
  • Comcast NBCUniversal's Support for #NotTheSame
  • Report: The Valuable Impact of Scholarships
  • Become an APIASF Volunteer Reader
  • Scholars Mentoring Access to Resources and Training (SMART)
  • Take the #GoCollegeNow Pledge
  • #repLove in February
  • Scholar Profile: ChengCha Vang
  • Volunteer Profile: Jossie Muñoz

2015

November eNews

  • Announcing the #NotTheSame Campaign
  • Current APIASF Scholarship Opportunities
  • 2015 APIASF Scholarship Benefit Recap
  • 2015 APIASF Jump Start College Tour, Dallas Recap
  • #repReflections in December
  • Scholar Profile: Lay Paw
  • Volunteer Profile: Linda Hart

October eNews

  • Current APIASF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunity: APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Read
  • 2015 APIASF Jump Start College Tour, Newark Recap
  • 2015 APIASF Scholarship Benefit: Empowering and Celebrating Future Leaders
  • Become an APIASF Champion
  • APIASF Supporter Spotlight: Wells Fargo's Get Smart About Credit Month
  • #repScholarships in November
  • Scholar Profile: Claire Bang
  • Volunteer Profile: Elisa Reuter

September eNews

  • Current APIASF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Meet Verena Mei, APIASF's Guest Blogger
  • 2015 APIASF Scholarship Benefit: Empowering and Celebrating Future Leaders
  • Become an APIASF Champion
  • #repOpportunity in October
  • Scholar Profile: Nhi Tran
  • Volunteer Profile: Eddie LaMeire

August eNews

  • Current APIASF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Meet the 2015-2016 Class of APIASF Scholars
  • Purchase Your Ticket to the 2015 APIASF Scholarship Benefit: Empowering and Celebrating Future Leaders
  • APIASF/ACT Report: "The Condition of College and Career Readiness"
  • Become an Inaugural APIASF Champion
  • APIASF Supporter Spotlight: ERGs Make a Difference
  • #repChange in September
  • Scholar Profile: Wai Kit Ho
  • Volunteer Profile: William Raynovich

June eNews

  • 2015-2016 AANAPISI Scholarship Application Opens
  • 2015 APIASF Higher Education Summit Recap
  • Honor a Graduate Today by Supporting APIASF
  • Guam Community College Graduates Urged to be Lifelong Learners
  • APIASF Featured Online by Southwest Airlines
  • #repSummer in July
  • Scholar Profile: Annie Lee
  • Volunteer Profile: David Jiang

May eNews

  • 2015 APIASF Higher Education Summit
  • Honor a Graduate Today by Supporting APIASF
  • APIASF Virtual Resume Review
  • #repEdEquity in June
  • Scholar Profile: Anthony Goodman
  • Volunteer Profile: Matthew W. Miller, Sr.

April eNews

  • Congratulations to the 2014-2015 APIASF Richland College AANAPISI Scholars
  • Supporting APIASF Across the Pacific: $30,000 Raised
  • APIASF in the News: Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • APIASF Makes its Way to Boston
  • Celebrate APIA Heritage Month in May
  • Scholar Profile: Riya Desai
  • Volunteer Profile: Marla Baldomero

March eNews

  • Upcoming APIASF Events in Boston
  • Announcing the 2015 Higher Education Summit
  • APIASF Make its Way to Orange County
  • Building Connections with re/present
  • Scholar Profile: Lily Chen
  • Volunteer Profile: Ezra Lockhart

February eNews

  • APIASF Online Volunteer Scholarship Reader Opportunity
  • APIASF Orange County Community Reception
  • Announcing the 2014-2015 APIASF AANAPISI Scholars
  • APIASF and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Announce Important Partnership
  • March Forth With us as we #repDreams
  • Scholar Profile: Mac Daniel Dimla
  • Volunteer Profile: Barbara Bostwick

January eNews

  • APIASF Online Volunteer Scholarship Reader Opportunity
  • Jump Start College Tour Visits Orange County
  • APIASF Orange County Community Reception
  • It's Time to #repService!
  • Scholar Profile: Hameda Dil Mohamed
  • Volunteer Profile: Moira E. Egan, Ph.D., Queens College CUNY

2014

December eNews

  • NBC News Piece on APIASF
  • #AAPINew50 Social Media Campaign
  • The APIASF Jump Start College Tour is Coming to a City Near You!
  • A look at December's #repReflections
  • Scholar Profile
  • Volunteer Profile

September eNews [pdf]

  • The APIASF Jump Start College Tour Makes its Way to the Bay Area
  • Join APIASF for the Next Jump Start College Tour in Chicago!
  • Interested in the APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship? Apply Today!
  • APIASF Scholar Honored at Who's Who in Asian American Community Awards
  • Join the APIASF blog, re/present: live. learn. lead., for the 2014 #repOutreach Challenge

August eNews [pdf]

  • RSVP Today! APIASF Jump Start College Tour at California State University, East Bay
  • New Scholarship Opportunities - APIASF and GMS Scholarship Program Applications
  • Become an Inaugural APIASF Champion and Make a Difference for Students
  • Expand Your Network and Join APIASF on LinkedIn for FREE Professional Development
  • Become a Career Mentor for Students Today!
  • Join us as we #repChange on the APIASF Blog - re/present: live. learn. lead.

July eNews [pdf]

  • Meet Our Scholars - 2014 - 2015 APIASF General Scholarship Recipients Announced
  • Apply Today - APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program Applications Available Online
  • APIASF Scholarship Recipients Attend United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Forum
  • Join the Conversation with #repTransitions on the APIASF Blog re/present: live. learn. lead.

June eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Higher Education Summit Highlights the Impact of AANAPISI Programs on Students
  • Wells Fargo Announces New $3 Million Partnership to Increase Support for Students
  • Recognize Graduates with a Gift to APIASF
  • Celebrate Education Equity this June with APIASF

May eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Welcomes New Scholars at May Events
  • APIASF's AANAPISI Partners Host Recognition Events for Scholarship Recipients
  • Changing Face Campaign Highlights APIA Leaders through 5 Questions Series
  • Scholars Change re/present to celebrate education equity this June!

April eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF and CARE Release Second PEER Report on Impact of MSI Programs
  • Coastline Community College President Hosts Meet & Greet with APIASF AANAPISI Scholars
  • Stay Connected with @APIASF through Social Media
  • Celebrate APIA Heritage Month and re/present's Second Birthday!

March eNews [pdf]

  • Community Reception with University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • APIASF & CARE's PEER Project Receives New Grant from Kresge to support students
  • VIP Luncheon in Seattle
  • AANAPISI Profile: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Connect with the APIASF Community with April's Blog Theme - #repConnections

February eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Announces Awards for 2014 APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program
  • Call for Proposals and Sponsors: 2014 APIASF Higher Education Summit
  • Two Weeks Left to Volunteer as a Reader for the APIASF General Scholarship Program
  • AANAPISI Profile: University of Hawai'i, Hilo
  • Share the #repLove with the APIASF Blog this February

January eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF & AAAS Publish Report on Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan in the U.S.
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Reader for the APIASF Scholarship Program
  • APIASF Participates in MSI Center Launch at the University of Pennsylvania
  • AANAPISI Profile: South Seattle Community College
  • Share the #repLove with the APIASF Blog this February

2013

December eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Publishes First of Kind Scholar Needs Assessment Report
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Reader for the APIASF Scholarship Program!
  • APIASF Video Reaches Over 1 Million Views!
  • AANAPISI Profile: Coastline Community College
  • Resolve to do some good in 2014 with our blog's #repService theme this January

November eNews [pdf]

  • Giving Thanks for All of Our Friends, Scholars and Supporters This Holiday Season
  • APIASF Scholarship Benefit Celebrates 10 Years of Making a Difference for Students
  • Save the Date - Support Students by Joining APIASF on #GivingTuesday
  • AANAPISI Profile: De Anza College
  • Get Your Smartphones Ready for #repReflections in December!

October eNews [pdf]

  • Join APIASF for FREE Career Development Workshop on November 6 in New York
  • Apply Today! Up to $15,000 Now Available Through the APIASF Scholarship Program
  • AANAPISI Profile: Western Regional Meeting
  • Join APIASF Today in Supporting Students by Enrolling in the Combined Federal Campaign
  • Help APIASF #repScholarships Throughout November on the Blog

September eNews [pdf]

  • Help APIASF Celebrate 10 Years of Success at the 2013 Scholarship Benefit in New York
  • APIASF Launches Jump Start College Tour Series with Video from Wong Fu Productions
  • AANAPISI Profile: UMass Boston
  • Call for Volunteers: Help Select Future Scholarship Recipients for GMS
  • Join re/present for the 2013 #repOutreach Challenge & Win a Southwest Airlines Ticket

August eNews [pdf]

  • RSVP TODAY! APIASF Jump Start College Tour
  • GMS Application Now Available Online
  • AANAPISI Profile: Mission College
  • APIASF Summit Featured on Southwest Blog
  • Learn How to Make a Difference with APIASF #repChange During the Month of September

July eNews [pdf]

  • APPLY TODAY! AANAPISI Scholarship Application Now Available Online
  • AANAPISI Profile: Richland College
  • Support APIA Students in Higher Education and Beyond Through the Next 10 Initiative
  • Check Out re/present for Helpful Hints for Transitioning Back to School

June eNews [pdf]

  • Hundreds of Education & Community Leaders Join APIASF for 2013 Summit
  • APIASF and CARE Release New PEER Report with Findings from Research on AANAPISIs
  • Join re/present in Making the Most of the Summertime this July

May eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Welcomes New Scholars During May Recognition Events
  • Richard Lui Announced as Celebrity Ambassador for Changing Face Campaign
  • Answering the Call: APIASF's Next 10 Initiative
  • APIASF to Honor APAICS, OCA and SEARAC During Higher Education Summit Reception
  • Blog to Focus on Education Equity in June

April eNews [pdf]

  • 2013 Summit Session Presenters Announced
  • APIASF Launches New Campaign to Increase APIA College Access and Success
  • Answering the Call: APIASF's Next 10 Initiative
  • Join APIASF at Southern California Edison to Recognize Newly Awarded Scholars on May 2
  • Celebrate APIA Heritage Month with APIASF

March eNews [pdf]

  • Double Your Impact - Matching Funds Still Available to Support Students
  • Thank You! APIASF Readers Make a Difference
  • Scholars Use Spring Break to Build Leadership Skills and Serve Their Community
  • Help APIASF Celebrate 10 Years of Making a Difference for APIA Students
  • Don't Forget - APIASF Higher Education Summit Proposals are Due Today!
  • Connect with the APIASF Community with April's Blog Theme - #repConnections

February eNews [pdf]

  • Lumina Foundation Commits $200k to APIA Student Success Collaboration
  • APIASF Needs Your Help to Support Pacific Islander Students this June
  • APIASF Community College Scholarship Partners Host Scholar Welcome Events
  • New AANAPISI Partnership Launched at Richland College Reception in Dallas
  • Dare to Dream on the APIASF Blog

January eNews [pdf]

  • Help APIASF Celebrate 10 Years of Strengthening Students & Communities
  • APIASF Announces New Community College Scholarships Recipients
  • APIASF Needs Volunteers to Help Make a Difference for Deserving Students
  • Save the Date - 2013 APIASF Higher Education Summit in Washington, DC
  • Celebrate Love, Learning and Community this February on the APIASF Blog

2012

December eNews [pdf]

  • APPLY TODAY - APIASF Scholarship Deadlines Less Than One Month Away
  • APIASF to Host Community Reception with Richland College in Dallas, Texas
  • Make a Difference for Deserving APIA Students This Year
  • Scholars Reflect on 2013 Through Photo-A-Day Project on APIASF Blog
  • Honoring Senator Daniel K. Inouye

November eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Selected as Top 100 Impactful Nonprofit
  • APIASF Recognizes Nearly 40 Scholars At Scholarship Benefit in New York
  • New York Regional Scholars Host Meeting
  • APIASF Scholars Reflect on 2013 in Blog Posts
  • A Thanksgiving Wish from APIASF

October eNews [pdf]

  • 2012 Scholarship Benefit Honorees Announced
  • APIASF Hosts FREE Career Workshop
  • APPLY TODAY - APIASF Scholarship
  • New Campus Engagement Manager for Gates Millennium Scholars Program
  • APIASF Blog Features Dr. Don Nakanishi

September eNews [pdf]

  • Karen Students Overcome Challenges as Refugees to Achieve Dream of Higher Education
  • MSNBC Anchor Fights the Perception Gap
  • APIASF Seeks Volunteer Readers for GMS Scholarship Applications
  • Regional Scholar Networks Host Local Gatherings for Students in Boston, Philadelphia & New York
  • APIASF Blog Helps Students with Best Practices for Applications

August eNews [pdf]

  • Apply Today - APIASF Community College Scholarship Now Available Online
  • Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is Now Accepting Applications Online
  • Emerging APIA Communities Shape APIASF's 2012 Outreach Schedule
  • Social Change Selected as September Blog Theme

July eNews [pdf]

  • Meet APIASF's Newest Scholarship Class
  • APIASF's Blog Looks at Scholar Transitions to College and Beyond for its Next Theme
  • FedEx and Southwest Airlines Selected as 2012 APIASF Scholarship Benefit Honorees
  • RSVP Today for APIASF's Open House on Aug. 7

June eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Announces Partnership for Equity in Education through Research (PEER) at Summit
  • For the First-Time Ever APIASF Summit Attended by Leaders from Nearly All Funded AANAPISIs
  • Wells Fargo Announces $500,000 Commitment to APIASF to Support APIA Student Success
  • Disaggregated Data Continues to be a Top Priority for Supporting APIA Students

May eNews [pdf]

  • California Edison and Toyota Welcome New Scholars at May Receptions
  • APIASF Takes to the Skies In Spirit Magazine
  • New APIASF Website and Leadership Blog Launch
  • Department of Education Announces Request For Information on Disaggregated Data for APIAs

April eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF President & ED Speaks at Convening on Young Men of Color at the National Press Club
  • APIASF to Host Third Annual Higher Education Summit in Washington, DC
  • Don't Forget to RSVP for the Southern California Edison Community Event on May 3!

March eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Volunteers Complete the Application Read and Review Process for Nearly 8,000 Students
  • APIASF's President & ED Selected to Travel to Japan to Strengthen U.S. - Japan Relations
  • New APIASF / Toyota Scholarships to be Awarded for the 2012 - 2013 Academic Year

February eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Recognizes its Volunteer Readers
  • APIASF Community College Scholar Launches New Initiative to Better Support Students
  • Institute for Higher Education Policy Names APIASF's President & Executive Director to Board

January eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Receives a Record Number of Applications for the 2012 - 2013 Scholarship Cycle
  • Community Colleges and College Affordability are a National Focus during State of the Union
  • Southern California Edison Renews Partnership with APIASF to Provide More Scholarships

2011

December eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Alumni Creates APIASF / TAA Scholarship to Help Other Students
  • Less Than 30 Days to Apply for the APIASF Scholarship Program
  • Happy Holidays from APIASF!

November eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF's Scholarship Benefit Raises More Than $600,000 to Support Deserving Students
  • Four-Year Scholarships Now Available Through New Partnership with FedEx
  • UnitedHealthcare Increases Support to the Asian American Community
  • Happy Thanksgiving from APIASF!

October eNews [pdf]

  • Meet Some of the Country's Leading Executives at APIASF's Career Development Workshop
  • 2011 CARE Report Released at Capitol Hill Briefing on October 11
  • APIASF Scholarship Applications Now Available
  • 2011 - 2012 APIASF Community College Scholarships Awarded

September eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF to Honor USA Funds, United Health Foundation & Dr. Bob Suzuki at Benefit
  • 2011 CARE Report to Launch at Capitol Hil Briefing on October 11
  • GMS Applications Now Available Online

August eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Awards More Than $1.2 Million in Scholarships to Deserving APIA Students
  • Farmers Insurance Agents Celebrate 2011 - 2012 Scholarship Recipients
  • Community College Scholarship Applications Now Available for the 2011 - 2012 Academic Year
  • APIASF Selected as Winner in the Showing LUV to Our Communities Giveaway

July eNews [pdf]

  • APIASF Emphasizes Importance of College Completion at Second Annual Summit
  • Video Highlights the Experience of APIA Community College Students
  • New APIA Organization Launched at Summit

June eNews [pdf]

  • White House Official to Serve as Keynote Speaker at 2011 Higher Education Summit
  • Department of Education Web Site Now Includes AANAPISIs in "Minority-Serving Institutions" List
  • APIASF Bids Farewell to New York Advisory Committee Chair

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