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Gates Millennium Scholarship
Bessemer City High School
Posted On: Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented minority students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.  Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the program has funded the education of more than 16,000 students, awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing. 

For students entering college for the first time in the fall 2013, the GMS 2013 Scholarship Application online process is now openThe deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

In an effort to assist with the application process, The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) presents UNLOCKING GATES: A Guide to Becoming a Gates Millennium ScholarOn Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM high school juniors & seniors, GED recipients, and other first time college students will gather at DYS to learn best practices when applying for this scholarship.   DYS is located at 1608 7th Avenue N in downtown Birmingham .

Those who attend will learn key information from Adrian Jones, Johnathan Crayton and Miriam Van Dyke, current Gates Millennium Scholars who are students at UAB.  Additionally, a financial aid representative will be on-hand to answer questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A Guide to the Gates Millennium Scholarship
6 PM - 7 PM
City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services
1608 7th Ave. N
Downtown Birmingham

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For more information about Unlocking Gates, contact DYS at 205-320-0879.