Final Reminder – Refer Top Students!
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT
Dear Colleague,

The Gates Scholarship needs your help in identifying America’s top minority students who may be eligible for this prestigious award. Please read the following information and click the link below to refer students who may qualify.

How to Refer Students
To help us identify students in your area who may qualify, please review the requirements below. If you know one or more students who meet our criteria, please click the link below and follow the instructions provided. Please note that Phase I of the application opened July 15, with a submission deadline of Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT. So, please don’ t delay if you have one or more students in mind!

Refer Top Students

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Eligibility requirements:

  • 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 (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.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

An ideal candidate will also have:

  • An outstanding high school academic record (e.g., be in the top 10 percent of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, and extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
For additional information, please visit our website and watch the video below.


Thank you in advance, for helping us identify exceptional candidates, and here’s wishing your student referrals all the best in their application process!
The Gates Scholarship Team

The Gates Scholarship®