"Millennium scholarship" is the name given to various scholarship programs aimed at helping students through college and beyond. Some of these programs are the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program and the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program.
For the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program, students are not required to submit applications. The school district submits the name of the student and the high school courses he has completed, and the Nevada State Treasurer's Office decides whether the student is eligible for the program. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1,000 students through its online application process. The Penn State Millennium Scholars Program, in turn, is for talented high school seniors who plan to pursue doctoral degrees in science or engineering.