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Gates Gives Cambridge a Rival to Rhodes

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Science  20 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5491, pp. 422
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5491.422a

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Thanks to a new $210 million trust announced on 11 October by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cambridge University is launching a new high-visibility scholars' program, which each year will fund at least 225 students from outside the United Kingdom. The university will select Gates Cambridge Scholars based on merit, not need, focusing on academic ability and leadership potential.