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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

First Citywide Scholarship Expo Coming Soon
Registration Ends THIS Friday, April 27

Register Today!!!

Mayor Nutter's Office of Education
in partnership with the
Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program
First Citywide Scholarship Expo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:00pm
Saint Joseph’s University | Bluett Theater
(Located in Post Hall - Building #8 on the campus map)
Near the intersection of 56th Avenue & Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Click here for a map of Saint Joseph's University

National and regional scholarship programs and organizations will be present to provide you with details about their program(s), information about eligibility criteria, instructions on applying, and tips for creating competitive scholarship applications.

Participating scholarship programs and organizations include:

  • United Negro College Fund, Inc. (UNCF)
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

Juniors/11th graders who have attained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale and who meet the scholarship program criteria, such as, strong leadership and community service experience, are especially invited to attend.

Due to limited seating at the venue for the "Scholarship Expo" seating for this program will only be available to 11th grade students and families. There will be another Scholarship Expo in the near future for 9th and 10th grade students and families.

For questions, please contact: Kelley Reed toll-free at 1-877-690-GMSP (4677)

What is the Gates Millennium Scholars Program?

Gates Millennium ScholarsThe Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), was established in 1999 by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. The goal of GMS is to educate “Leaders for America’s Future”™ by providing eligible students with the opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in the discipline of their choice and continue through to a doctoral degree in seven GMS funded fields.

You can provide your feedback on my website at as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).

Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes


4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579


Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)