INVITATION: Gates Millenium Scholars Outreach Event

Dear Colleagues,

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program—established in 1999 and funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—is hosting an outreach event at Murry Bergtraum High School on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for male students from underrepresented groups who are currently in grades 8-11. Applicants selected as Gates Millennium Scholars are presented with the opportunity to receive up to five years of scholarship funding in any undergraduate discipline at the accredited college or university of their choice.

We would like to solicit your help by encouraging underrepresented male students to attend this event sponsored by the Gates Millennium Scholars Program in collaboration with Syracuse University. Please inform eligible male students to attend and learn more about this extraordinary opportunity to meet, greet, and obtain tips for crafting competitive scholarship applications. Eligible male students include:

  • African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; and
  • 8th-10th graders who have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above, 11th graders who have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 unweighted scale, and those who have earned a GED and have not previously enrolled in college.

Please view the event flyer for more information. Students and their parents/guardians may register for the event at For questions about this event, please contact Jannitta Graham via email at or via phone at 1-877-690-4677 (GMSP).

We appreciate your help in making eligible students aware of this event to help them potentially pursue an undergraduate and graduate education for free!


Lonnie Morrison, Ph.D.
Syracuse University
Metropolitan Admissions Programs

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