The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMC) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a scholarship to use at any college or university.  Students will also be provided with skills they can use in their leadership programs and academic support throughout their college career

The program is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aimed at providing outstanding low income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education. The program has already given scholarships to more than 15,000 students.

 Continuing scholars may request funding for graduate degree programs in education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and science.

 The deadline for submitting the application is Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

 For more information on the program or to apply, go to