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
- 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
- 2.5 Minimum GPA
- Must currently be in high school
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Must be American Indian/Alaska Native
- Must be Asian/Pacific Islander
- Must be Black, non-Hispanic
- Must be Hispanic, Latino/a
- Application form required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
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Dell Scholars is an initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.