Mission & Vision


    The Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni exist to facilitate personal, professional and intellectual opportunities; foster meaningful interactions; celebrate and honor culture; and to increase the connectedness of GMS Alumni and current Scholars in the development of global leaders.


    To be the premier leadership and professional development network for the GMS Alumni.



    "This was exactly what I needed...I'm at that point where I'm not sure what the next step was but after hearing everybody's future goals its reminded me of why I'm here. I now know I have to pursue my masters degree and keep going..."

    Vinnie Dewayne GMS class of 2009
    GMS Alumni Reception, Portland, Oregon


    The Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Association was established in 2009 to make certain Alumni across the country are connected through activities led by selected Alumni Leaders. Through an array of events and modes, including regional Alumni gatherings, social media, and webinars, the Association seeks to ensure that the GMS Alumni community remains strong, connected, and supportive of fostering leaders in action across the nation.

    The GMSAA is represented nation-wide by the GMS Alumni Advisory Council composed of an Executive Committee and Regional Advisors. The Advisory Council is comprised of Alumni from every major geographical location across the United States.

    A Life-Long Connection

    The Alumni Association is a national network of GMS Alumni, connected through this online community, various social and business networking sites, regional events and gatherings, including support and services.

    If you are a GMS Alumnus, you are already a member of the Association. A GMS Scholar becomes an Alumnus after receiving their bachelor's degree.

    The Alumni Association is maintained with support from the GMS Program. It is a self-governed structure with a Council comprised of elected and/or appointed Alumni.