Gates Foundation Scholarship for International Students (2024)
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Gates Foundation Scholarship for International Students (2024)

Gates Foundation Scholarship for International Students 

Are you an international student aspiring to study in the United States? The good news is that the Gates Foundation Scholarship for International Students is currently open and applications are accepted from qualified candidates.

This article will guide you on the successful application procedures, requirements, eligibility for candidates, and the benefits this scholarship has.

The Gates Foundation Scholarship is a highly selective and fully funded scholarship for International Students and a last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors who are from low-income households. 

The scholarship is aimed at eliminating the financial barriers to college, a last-dollar scholarship that can bring up high potential, alleviate low-income minority students to explore their coursework, graduate college, etc.

Moreso, the Gates Foundation Scholarship will provide adequate support to scholars, and ensure they have access to the resources and services required from the beginning through their graduation and transition of their chosen field of studies.


About the Gates Foundation Scholarship

Level: Bachelor.

Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Financing: Last dollar scholarship.

Open to: US permanent resident, citizen, and national.


Financial Benefits of the Gates Foundation Scholarship

Full funding of the cost of attendance will be received by all Gates Foundation Scholarship beneficiaries and will not be covered by other financial aid.

However, the Gates Foundation Scholarship cost of attendance funding includes Tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation, and other personal costs.


Eligibility Criteria for the Gates Foundation Scholarship

The following are the eligibility requirements for the Gates Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Belong to at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American, Asian & Pacific Islander American, Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • Must be a permanent US resident or citizen
  • Possess a minimum of  3.3 CGPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Possess good academic records
  • Leadership ability
  • Have good emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.
  • All candidates must be enrolled in a full-time four-year degree program in any US private or public university.


Application Procedures for the Gates Foundation Scholarship

The following are the procedures to successfully apply for the Gates Foundation Scholarship.

  • Apply for admission to a course and college where Gates Foundation scholarships are operating
  • Create an account on the website.
  • Provide all your required personal information
  • Submit the following documents to the portal:
    • Gates Foundation Statement: Not more than 3000 characters (approximately 500 words) State the reason for your application and how you meet the core requirements.
    • CV/Resume
    • Research proposal (Ph.D. applicants only)
    • Gates reference
  • Answer the application questions.
  • Submit the application


Courses Not Eligible for Gates Foundation Scholarship

  • Undergraduate degrees such as BA or BA affiliated.
  • Business Doctorate (BusD)
  • Master of Business (MBA)
  • Master of Finance (MFin)
  • PGCE
  • MBBChir Clinical Studies
  • MD Doctor of Medicine degree 
  • Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)
  • Part-time degrees
  • Non-degree courses


Documents Required

All interesting candidates who are qualified for the Gates Foundation Scholarship are required to upload the following documents during their application.

  • Candidates’ copy of transcript(s) (submitted by the counselor).
  • Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Financial Aid Award Letter.
  • Admission letter of full-time four-year degree program in any US private or public university.
  • Passport Photograph
  • Resume.




Is the Gates Cambridge Scholarship open?

For both US citizens and non-citizens, the application period for 2024/2025 is now closed. The application period for 2024/2025 will start in September 2024. Mid-October is the submission deadline.

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  • Michael

    This post is authored by Michael Offiong, an Editor of Recruitment Portfolio. Boasting over a decade of expertise in the recruitment sector, Michael provides up-to-date information on jobs and recruitment topics, career opportunities, and breaking news stories.

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