In the world where everyone forgets the path they came across, we will see to a person who has contributed for the underprivileged and poor. He is one of the wealthy person in the world, CEO of a big organization, where millions of people are working around the world. He is Bill Gates. He has made a mark in the world with his knowledge in the technology, but we will look into the tender side of Bill Gates who is contributing a part of his earnings for the underprivileged people who does not have enough facilities for their teaching.
As per the understanding Bill gates had on the deprivation that is spreading on different ethnic groups, he has decided to help out the young generation of these groups to fight deprivation. According to him, teaching is the only solution to remove deprivation and differences among different groups. To support students from different ethnic groups to initiate and continue teaching, he has formed a charity called Bill and Melinda Gates charity. The vision of this charitable trust was to provide scholarships for students from low income families to continue teaching. For that they have formed a list of different scholarship schemes based on different courses.
Other than giving scholarships to underprivileged students, the agenda of the charity includes giving big contribution to black colleges and those offices who provides scholarships to minority students.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program is the main attraction for students. It is given to students who are excellent in their studious subject but are from low income families. The charity does not insist a lot of form filling process to provide these scholarships.
Need is the main eligibility criteria for the scholarship. If a student scored low but has the strength to make good result, he/she becomes appropriate for the scholarship. The current score will not become a barrier for giving the scholarship.
The main aim of the charity is to make the field of science and technology to reach all area of the society. The information and technology should not be denied to anyone. Hence the scholarship does not have the barrier of nationality. It is given to all who have a permanent residence license to US.
The student scholarship is not aimed to completely relieve the students and their families from paying schooling cost. The aim of providing scholarship is to support the families to reduce the burden of paying schooling cost of their students. The charity provides an average of $15000/ year to a graduate student. An undergraduate student will get an average of $7000/year only.
The students can get an on campus job or try to get any other scholarship in addition to the scholarship provided by Gate charity. This will relieve them from the burden of student loan and can peacefully complete the program.