Home / Gates Millennium Scholars

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is a $1 billion initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to promote academic excellence and increase the number of underrepresented students enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is a 20 year commitment enrolling 1,000 students annually nationwide.  

Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) are chosen for their academic excellence and their promise to assume roles as leaders in their professions and in the community. It is an honor that many scholars have chosen to pursue their educational goals at Arizona State University.

How successful is the Gates Millennium Scholarship program?
Since the program inception in 1999:

  • More than 18,000 Gates Millennium Scholars have been funded nationwide
  • Over 11,170 Gates Millennium Scholars completed a degree. Nearly 80% of GM Scholars complete graduation in five years
  • Gates Millennium Scholars are enrolled in more than 1,865 colleges and universities across the 50 states and five outlying areas
  • After receiving undergraduate degrees, 28% of Gates Millennium Scholars transition into graduate school.

98 Gates Millennium Scholars, at ASU, have received undergraduate degrees and 15 of the 98 continued on to graduate degree programs at ASU. ASU currently has 53 Gates Millennium Scholars who range from good standing to Dean’s List and scholars of ASU’s Barrett,The Honors College. Of the 57 scholars, 9 are currently enrolled in ASU graduate degree programs (master’s and doctoral) and the numbers increase yearly.

Become part of our fast growing ASU Gates Millennium Scholars Organization (GMSO)
GMSO is a community of Gates Scholars aspiring to leadership, mentorship and professional development. We encourage you to attend GMSO gatherings, get to know other Gates scholars and share your ideas on how we can make your education a more rewarding ASU experience.

Attention ASU Gates Millennium Scholars

We want to hear from you. Fill out the Scholar Profile Request Form, and you may be featured in Graduate Education publications and highlights.

For more information:
Contact gradinfo@asu.edu