"The Gates Millennium Scholars program was established in 1999 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The $1.6 billion grant that the foundation gave to the United Negro College Fund for the GMS program is intended to educate ‘Leaders for America’s Future’ by providing eligible students with the means to complete undergraduate and post-graduate degrees," the statement said.
"The presentation is intended for students who are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic Americans," the statement said. Students in eleventh grade who have cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher and twelfth graders with GPAs of 3.3 or higher, and those who have earned GEDs are invited.
SCSU Interim President Stanley Battle; Ryan Davis, the GMS outreach manager, and SCSU admissions staff will speak at the event, the statement said.
For more information, contact Kimberly M. Crone at (203) 392-9999 or visit http://www.southernct.edu/news/gatesscholarsinvit_388/