The Ventures Scholars Program is collaborating with Gates Millennium Scholarship Program to identify and encourage Ventures Scholars to apply for this prestigious scholarship.


1. Complete the Gates Millennium Scholarship Application.

2. Notify the Ventures Scholars Program by completing the VSP inquiry form.


DEADLIINE: JANUARY 12, 2007 11:59 PM (EST)

Click here to learn about the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program and to download the application information.



If you are planning to apply for this scholarship, please make sure you let us know! Let us know about the status of your application by checking the appropriate box.

Go to the student inquiry form link, insert your username and password, and complete the form. Make sure you provide the status of your application by scrolling to the end of the form and checking one of the following boxes:a


Student Inquiry Form

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:
  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American,
  • Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States,
  • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination,
  • Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall of 2007,
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, and
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  • Have all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) completed and submitted by the deadline.


The following Ventures Scholars are winners of the 2006 Gates Millennium Scholarship. Ventures Scholars attending a member institution have an * (asterik) next to their names.

--Aldo Nascimento, Harvard University*
--Andrew O. Myers, Princeton University
--Angela Viens, University of San Diego*
--Antoinette Dawson, Tougaloo College
--Arienne L. Shelton, University of Florida
--Aveline Sandoval, University of Texas at Austin
--Ayaboe Edoh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
--Brandon Coleman, unknown
--Christina O'Connor, University of Georgia*
--Clinton L. Scroggins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology *
--Darryl Davis-Rosas, University of Arizona
--David Navar, University of Texas at Austin
--Denita Pleasant, Claflin University
--Derek Richardson, Virginia Wesleyan College
--Diana Rodriguez, University of Miami
--Edwin Salazar, Cornell University*
--Farre Nixon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
--Folashade Modupe, Brown University*
--Funlola Are- Northwestern University
--Giovanni Salazar , Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
--Howard Jerome Liles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology *
--Ian Bellamy, American University*
--Isaias Espinoza, Stanford University*
--Jae Chung, Columbia University
--Jaron Wilson, UNC Chapel Hill*
--Jasmine Daniel, Dartmouth College*
--Javier Duarte, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
--Jessica Achatz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*
--Jessica Shannon Marie Johnson, Tulane University
--Jolene Kokroko, Stanford University*
--Jonathan Diah, Harvard University*
--Justin Brunet, Duke University
--Katya Alcaraz, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
--Kawthar ElBishlawi, Temple University
--Kelsey Christina Moss, Stanford University*
--Krissy Estrada,University of Notre Dame*
--Kristen J. Coleman, Princeton University
--La Shena Southerland, The College of William and Mary*
--Laura Trujillo, University of Pennsylvania
--Leilani Chirino, University of South Florida*
--Lewis K. Stitt, Cornell University*
--Lila Cheung, Princeton University
--Lindsey Asbury, Rice University*
--Margaret "Peggy" Ekong, New York University*
--Marcelo Fernandes, Clemson University
--Mark Cruz, Pepperdine University*
--Marlena Davis, Stanford University *
--Mia Spencer, Vanderbilt University*
--Michelle Tamara Chavez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
--Missi Norton, Northern Arizona University*
--Nworah Ayogu, Harvard University*
--Olaremi Sobomehin, Stanford University*
--Paulina Jaeger, Emerson College
--Piarget Johnson, Duke University
--Regina Fuller,Wofford College*
--Richard Teran, Arizona State University
--Robert Pierre, Emory University*
--Ronald Tisdale, Stanford University*
--Rosaura Ruvalcaba, University of California Berkeley
--Sarah Leandra Abdin , Trinity University*
--Saritza Mendoza, Johns Hopkins University*
--Semhar Kifle-AB, Georgia Institute of Technology
--Shametria K. Sims, UNC Chapel Hill*
--Shannon Marrero, Brown University*
--Sharifah Holder,Harvard University*
--Sherie Byrd, Vanderbilt University*
--Shree Frazier, Purdue University*
--Terrell Morton, NC A&T State University
--Tyrone Leon McGraw, Stanford University*
--Ulyssa Martinez, Rice University*
--Vanessa Ramirez, Pomona College*
-- Yolanda L. Tinajero, University of California, Los Angeles

If you are a Ventures Scholar and a 2006 Gates Millennium Scholar but you are not listed, please email your contact information to


courtesy of University of Scranton
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