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Gates Foundation and Coca-Cola Scholarships

Gates Foundation

Scholarship Name: Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Description: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999 and funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. The GMS program is a renewable award covering unmet educational need for undergraduate students. The program also has a leadership development component, focused on personal, academic and professional growth opportunities. More than three-quarters of all Gates Millennium scholars graduate college within five years.
Award: Varies
Awards per Year: 1,000
Award is Open to: Students who are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American and qualify for the Pell Grant
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Learn more about how to become a Gates Millennium Scholar nominee at the Gates Foundation website.


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Scholarship Name: Coca-Cola Scholars Four Year Award
Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $3.4 million in annual scholarships through its two nationally recognized programs: the four-year award and the two-year award. October 31st is the deadline for Coca-Cola four-year award program, which provides 50 high school seniors with a four-year $20,000 scholarship (that’s $20K/year for four years!), and it gives another 200 high school seniors a four-year $10,000 scholarship. Scholarships are intended to reward leadership and excellence, with a focus on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community service.
Award: $20,000
Awards per Year: 50 High School Seniors
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Apply online at the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation website.

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