A $1-Billion Experiment Seeks a New Way to Identify Talented Minority Students

Gates grant program disregards grades and scores in favor of criteria critics deride as 'mushy'

At the news conference announcing the first beneficiaries of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program this month, the 20 minority students gathered to represent the


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collective face of this year's more than 4,000 scholarship winners represented a melange of ethnicities and