Mission, Vision & History


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.


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.