Gates Information Session

presented by Antonio Pryor, College & Career Specialist

Come learn about this full ride scholarship for seniors

Come hear about this great scholarship from Mr. Antonio Pryor, Network 5 & 15 College and Career Specialist.

Gates Information Session

Monday, Aug. 26th, 5:30pm

1250 West Erie Street

Chicago, IL

TGS is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

About TGS

Gates Scholars receive funding for the full cost of attendance to earn a bachelor’s degree, 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), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, room and board, and may include additional personal costs.

Eligibility requirements:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible (Check eligibility here)
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 unweighted

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US, accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

An ideal candidate will also have:

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