Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship [UPDATED]

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates at the Elysee Palace, Paris, France - 16 Apr 2018
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The Gates Scholarships 2019

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is delighted to invite applications for The Gates Scholarship from exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.

There are various Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation scholarshipsinternships for international students. Apart from the university-based scholarships, there are many other opportunities made available by the foundation.

About Bill & Melinda Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.

In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Gates Foundation, abbreviated as BMGF) ,It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarships 2019

The gates foundation scholarship is offered by the Bill & Melinda Gates to study or conduct research. it is in form of International scholarships, fellowships or grants is offered to students outside the country where the foundation is located.

Bill Gates and Melinda scholarship is for the student who is ready to pursue a full-time four-year degree program, at the US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

The scholarship will cover the cost of attendance includes tuition fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personnel costs.

What You Need To Know About The Gates foundation scholarship

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The Scholarship is open to high school seniors to undertake an undergraduate study in any field of their choice.


This scholarship is to be taken in USA. If you are an international student and you wish to study in the united state of America, check out the best scholarships obtainable for study in the United States of America


The scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits: 

  • Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

Who is Eligible for Bill Gates and Melinda scholarship

The gates foundation scholarship is specifically designed for an international student. also to receive the Gates Scholarship, a beneficiary must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicity:  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • The student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at the US accredited, not-for-profit, private or Public College or University.


An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

How can I apply for the gates foundation scholarship

Firstly you must create an account by the given link to apply for the scholarship program:            

Gates foundation scholarship Application Deadline: 

If you seeing this update now, you are on the right portal, though the application for 2019 has ended, you are encouraged to check back by July as the scholarship is an annual scholarship.

Gates foundation scholarship Finalist interview 2019

The finalist interview held in March 2019 as the selection of the winners will take place by April 2019. follow the link below.


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  1. Am trying to catch up with you bt my system is failing me. Realy this is a big opportunity for the schoolers, it’s agreat honoured for me to say I can’t miss out this chance and for real I love it & am so greatful for this, thx

  2. I really really need your help to pursue my education and do something better with it. If you could kindly help me out, you would not only have change my life but also for others. Thank you.

  3. Hello, I’m requesting if I may be considered for the scholarship to further my studies in Master Degree

  4. My name is Samuel D. Barshell, age 39 years. I hold a BSc in Accounting and Economics.
    I am a Liberian, from West Africa. I am in search of a scholarship and i know that i am
    already that i will benefit this scholarship.

  5. Bill and Melinda has done great in this world by offering full assistance to needy people and helping developing countries

  6. I can’t afford to pay for tution so am requesting for sponsoring me to Canada and I persue with education

  7. I am Somali i living in Somalia I am students i need scholarship i was finished at school last year i poor please New i want study university but i don’t have any money so please i need scholarship thanks

  8. I want to continue to study.. due of lack financial I could not finish my study... if this is my opportunity to study again.. of course I am willing to learn and develop my skills.. I hope God will give me a good opportunity... says:


  9. I am happy for the work you do offering schoolership how can I get one I am taking certificate course in Early childhood education and then diploma in children with special needs I really need your support,

  10. Hi ,I’m in Ivory coast.I want to continue my studies there in United States.I study English language here at FELIX HOUPHOUET BOIGNY UNIVERSITY.I have Licence level.

  11. The content is helpful because it shows light where hope has faded in life. Barriers are huge in Africa towards the line of education.

    Keep up, I personally will try though I do not have enough luck in trails I make.


  12. I j cash Penney i’m interested in the Bill a Melinda Gates scholarship, I see this scholarship as a way to move forward most especially for my setting Africa. I hope to form part of this unique dreams come truth scholarship program.
    Thanks look forward
    Hearing from you.

    1. Thank you for giving me a full scholarship.I appreciate. May the goodLord bless you abundantly

  13. This is a very good initiative and actually proves that still there are people who want to educate the youth by helping them out with financial aids.

  14. hello daddy gates help me to be a medicine doctor for the better development of the people of my country

  15. Yes, i have a question coz am ready to apply. Since am coming from Kenya,Africa, do I qualify for the scholarship?

  16. Yes, I’m struggled for a scholarship under Bill Gates Scholarship programs. I’m ready to apply. I’m an International Student from The Solomon Islands in the Pacific Oceans. I’d really need a funding for my study to be undertaken

    1. Mbaraka mussa

      Hellow, I want to apply but barriers I don’t know which condition to attains applicant having,and please given us opportunity to Africans Young’s

  17. I really would like to be a beneficiary, what are the procedures. Assist me please.

  18. Am pleased to see this opportunity
    I will be glad to apply and given the opportunity to make a dream come true

  19. Am ruth from uganda aged 39years looking for help to study bse ldont have any person to help me, lwas raped at a younger age of 14years, but lwant to go and study again if lhave achance.

  20. I thanks The only true God because with him all things are possible.
    I stay in Sierra Leone west Africa. I seriously want this scholarship

  21. I have scholarship which pays me tution, But upkeep, Scholastic materials, and accommodation is my big challenge .

  22. Hi? Am from Africa (uganda). Currently am apolice officer with Adegree in human resource management.But is there that possibility of applying foramasters degree in public administration? Thanks.


  24. Am Ignatius sejjombwe from Uganda, I really want to continue with my studies but ran short of tuition, I wish anybody out there would help me 🙏

  25. Hi am Elizabeth from Kenya…if I can get that scholarship will b happy,,,I did diploma in education art,teaching English literature.i would to advance my degree thanks

  26. Hello Sir/Madam,
    My name is Augustine Johnson from Sierra Leone i am verlly interested in this scholarship please help me for the sake of God, I have finish my secondary school education i am looking for someone to help me i came from a poor family in the village, I want to find a work do so that i can achieve my goal, our country Sierra Leone is so much full of corruption, I have tire living in this content of Africa especially Sierra Leone our leader don’t care about some of us they are selfish, please for the sake of God help to take me out of this country so that i can do better work in life please for the sake of God help me.

    This is my contract number +23288155171
    Please help me, if u help me i will be really proud of you and tell the world how great you,please am down to your feet begging you help me.
    God bless you all.

  27. West Africa
    Monrovia, Liberia
    P.O box 1000

    I thank God Almighty for this blessings and opportunity. I have heard many times about Bill Gates and his humanitarian to the world people, I give the Gates Foundation a Million thanks for bringing before me this wonderful opportunity. I am a high School being praying for such of this kind. Rancy Rancy Amon Chea is my full name ,Age 27yrs and a male ..

    Cell #:+231775526870

  28. Good evening my dear bill melinda gates am Ugandan age 27 who has done certificate in nursing but due to financial challenge, i stopped at that level but you could give me the chance for farther studies i will be grateful for such opportunity, thanks God bless you detibo isaac is my name.

  29. Am Kawalya Ronald from Uganda really am requesting for your help to study abroad through this scholarship

  30. Praise be to God .am previlenged to see B and M gates scholership may this be my miracle i really need to learn more than where av reached but have no power to move .kindly assist

  31. Hi sir, I am a young Liberian who is playing football as a career,and also have been interest in studying abroad to improve my education status. regarding to my educations; I’m a graduate and a student of (Mvtc) Monrovia vacation training center studying R/A as a technicians. May God Almighty bless and empower u by creating this opportunity for people like us dream to come true. Pls contact: 0777299338 or 0886790625

  32. Hello!!
    I’m James Poka from Liberia (Africa). Nothing is impossible when God is every where. I’m very much interested in the scholarship.

  33. I am a mothe of three. We have difficulty sending our kids in college. Can my daughter avail of the Gates scholarship even I am not from the mentioned country. I am from the Philipines. we need support for my kids education and a scholarship to challenge for my kids to strive more in their studies.. Can Gates scholarship offer some help?

  34. Good evening Daddy & Mommy Gates.
    I am Rufus William Collins, A Liberian from West Africa. I extend my thanks and Appreciation to my beloved family of God in persons of Mr&Mrs Gates who have awarded an opportunity for the student Visa. May the almighty God forever reward u papa and mama.

  35. Hi ….I’m Alfred S. Somah from Liberia. I obtained a BSc in Agronomy from the University of Liberia. It would be a blessing to afford me a scholarship to earn a master in agronomy.

  36. Hi dear I from Kenya I did my high school level which is igcse I seriously want this scholarship can you help me please

  37. Am James Nsubuga from Uganda Kampala. If possible I would obtain a scholarship fully funded for adegree in theology possibly in universities in Kampala or any institute of any choice.

  38. Ça serait un réel plaisir si j’aurais cette opportunité,ça me permettrait de gagner de ma vie

  39. Hello Mister Bill Please I need your help for university my name is Gemima Charles 21 years old

  40. pleases relate to me the BMGF scholarship specifically for Africans and International students

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