Dell Scholarship

🏆 Available:
💰 $20,000
⏳ 12/01

Last year this scholarship received 10,144 applicant(s). $ was awarded to 500 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

It takes more than financial support to reach college graduation. That’s why the Dell Scholarship program was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face while pursuing a degree. Even so, we recognize that college costs can be a significant burden for many students and their families.

Who is eligible to apply for the Dell Scholarship Program?

While we have a required 2.4 grade point average, the Dell Scholars program targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a unique “GPA” of grit, potential, and ambition in their quest for a college education.

  • Grit – by overcoming personal challenges in their lives related to their families, schools, or communities
  • Potential – by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
  • Ambition – by preparing themselves and planning for their dream of graduating with a college degree

Scholarship Criteria

  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
  • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in the first year of college
  • Plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the fall directly following high school graduation
  • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA

Non-monetary support (in addition to the scholarship) includes:

  • Personalized, multifaceted support for the academic, financial, and emotional life challenges that may prevent students from completing college
  • A laptop with 4-year warranty
  • Chegg credits ($500 annually for four years) to be used for textbook purchases and rentals and/or textbook solutions (via Chegg Study)
  • A Scholars Resource Network that connects students and their families with resources to deal with stress, debt, managing child care, and life circumstance
  • A teletherapy service that connects students to professional counseling

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is restricted to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is restricted to: university
  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Must be Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Must be Black, non-Hispanic
  • Must be Hispanic

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Essay required

How To Apply

Online

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Donor: Dell Scholars

Dell Scholars is an initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.