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May 1, 2019

Delivering on the Promise: An Impact Evaluation of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Publisher: American Insitutes for Research

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This report shares findings from an impact evaluation of the GMS program and reflects on findings from implementation evaluations conducted on the program since its inaugural year. It discusses the extent to which the program has made an impact, and offers concluding thoughts on how the Foundation can maximize its investment in the higher education arena. A central argument of this report is that philanthropic activities like the GMS program can indeed play a crucial role in improving academic outcomes for high-achieving, disadvantaged students for at least three reasons.