Bill Gates Sponsors Minority Scholarship.Microsoft Corporation (company) Microsoft Corporation - The biggest supplier of operating systems and other software for IBM PC compatibles. Software products include MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, Microsoft Access, LAN Manager, MS Client, SQL Server, Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC), MS Mail, Chairman Bill Gates (person) Bill Gates - William Henry Gates III, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, which he co-founded in 1975 with Paul Allen. In 1994 Gates is a billionaire, worth $9.35b and Microsoft is worth about $27b. and his wife, Melinda, recently announced they will sponsor a $1 billion minority scholarship fund. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program will help 20,000 disadvantaged youth attend college over the next 20 years.
The United Negro College Fund The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is a Fairfax, Virginia-based American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for African-American students and general scholarship funds for 39 historically black colleges and universities. will administer the program, with support from the Hispanic and American Indian American Indian
or Native American or Amerindian or indigenous American
Any member of the various aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere, with the exception of the Eskimos (Inuit) and the Aleuts. scholarship funds. Scholarships, available to all minority students, will cover tuition and room and board for undergraduate study. The scholarships may extend to graduate study.
Scholarship money comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, philanthropic institution founded in 1994 by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, to improve the lives of the poor throughout the world, primarily through grants for projects relating to global health care, , which seeks to increase the number of minorities in the math, science, engineering and education fields.
Students must be nominated by a teacher or administrator, have a 3.3 grade-point average and financial need to qualify. Graduate applicants must be pursuing a degree in computer technology, engineering, math, science or education. Applicants also must demonstrate leadership skills and participate in extracurricular activities. Applications are available now and must be submitted by Feb. 1. For more information or an application form, call 877-690-GMSP or visit www.gmsp.org.