1 Analysis of a Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Nonprofit Org. Management: PA 571
The name of the organization I chose is Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation http://gatesfoundation.org/.
The foundation supports many causes including interests in expanding childhood immunization; supporting polio eradication: supporting the United Negro College Fund; supporting plans to transform how teachers are recruited, developed, rewarded, and retained: mproving seeds and soil for African farmers: increasing small farmer income: supporting a coalition of countries from the developing world making savings accounts, insurance, and other financial services available to people living on less than $2 a day: testing and promoting the use of information and communications technologies to deliver microfinance products: supporting the installation of public computers with Internet access, training for staff, and implementation support for public libraries: and many other causes. With the exception of college scholarships the foundation does not does not provide funding to individuals. It only accepts proposals from 501(c)(3) and other tax-exempt organizations. However it is college funding for the individual that I want to center this paper on.
In 1999, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation foundation pledged $1 billion to fund college scholarships to deserving students. To date, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program has helped 13,000 high-potential, low-income students improve their lives through higher education
Description of who is eligible to apply to this foundation.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, national or legal permanent resident of the United States Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or...