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The Gates Scholarship Programme

The Bill Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a awarded to outstanding students with great leadership potential who are from low-income-household. The scholarship is awarded annually to up to 300 students with the aim of helping them realize their full potential.

Hosting Organization: Bill Gates Foundation

Level of Study: Undegraduate Degree Programme

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Benefits of the Scholarships

The scholarship covers the following: Cost of attendance which includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


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) 

Must show the following qualities:

  • 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.)

Application Procedure

There is no special application for the scholarship. All application are to be carried out via online on the official scholarship website.

Application Deadline: 15th September, 2020.

Official Scholarship Website: The Gates Scholarship Programme.

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