The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student's determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Students must participate in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12, graduate from an accredited high school this academic year and earn a minimum 2.4 GPA.
Students must also demonstrate financial need, be eligible to receive a Federal Pell grant in their first year of college and plan to enroll full-time in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after graduation from high school. Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship plus non-monetary support.
All Dell Scholars receive: A $20,000 scholarship; Personalized, multifaceted support for the academic, financial, and emotional life challenges that may prevent students from completing college; A laptop with 4-year warranty; A Scholars Resource Network that connects students and their families with resources to deal with stress, debt, managing child care, and life circumstance; and A teletherapy service that connects students to professional counseling