The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for distinguished, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. This *New* scholarship starting in 2018 will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year, with the intent of promoting their academic excellence throughout college grauation, and providing them the opportunity to each their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by FAFSA. Student must be African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American. Student must be a high school senior and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record in high school (be in the top 10% of their graduating class), have demonstrated leadership and exceptional non-cognitive skills (emotional maturity, empathy, perseverence, etc). DEADLINE - September 18, 2018.