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Financial Aid at Husson University

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid
  • Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • Graduate school funding for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science
  • Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities


Students selected as Gates Mellenium Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined by GMS based on financial need. The award is based on the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the academic year, as well as the availability of grants, and other scholarships reported on the student's financial aid award letter. The scholarship for the undergraduate award may be renewed annually based on satisfactory progress, full-time enrollment and the timely submisison of required documents.

The total in awarded scholarships was $1,214,621,474 between the 2000-2018 academic years.

How to Apply

In order to access the GMS application, visit

For more information, visit