The Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
Official site: http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/
Final Deadline: October 16, 2012 US citizens based in the USA
Final Deadline: December 4, 2012 all other eligible candidates
The Gates Cambridge Trust, endowed by Bill and Melinda Gates, hopes to create a network of future leaders from around the world who will bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries.
Over time, it is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology, and learning-all areas that the Foundation is deeply engaged in. The program offers a substantial number of scholarships for study as an affiliated student or to pursue taught or research courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.
Gates Cambridge Scholars are eligible to receive funds for study in a wide variety of fields in science, humanities, and the social sciences. The annual value of the Scholarship is in excess of $30,000 and may be renewed for four years for students wishing to obtain a Ph.D. Students (graduating seniors and alums under the age of 30) must apply for admission to the University of Cambridge before they will be eligible to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.