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December 01, 2020

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  • Scholarship Description
  • 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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Giselle F  on 1/5/2020 2:49:44 PM

This is a great opportunity for me to take, the reason I say this is because college will be difficult to pay for. However, I have been going through this program called STEM at my current high school and it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. With this program it has given me opportunities to take AP and Dual Credit classes. I have seen a huge improvement with my academics I currently do have a 3.8 GPA and will by the end of my senior year will graduate with a 3.8. I am also applying for this scholarship to achieve my goals and dreams that I have had ever since I was a little girl. I want to attend the University of Texas at Austin and study Pharmacy while I hope to attend there. With this scholarship it will be better myself as a person and will better future medicine.

Veronica M  on 11/20/2019 10:18:26 PM

As much as I would love to apply to this scholarship given my drastic financial need (My EFC after completion of the FAFSA was $0.) and my high grades (3.8 GPA- I plan to graduate in 2020 with a 4.0), I cannot apply. I apparently have not taken an approved college readiness program. I've been going through CCP- Career College & Promise since Junior year. That is a dual-enrolled program where you take both high school classes and college classes at the same time. How is this not one of their "college readiness programs" when it is literally college courses? It's rather upsetting... I hope you Dell Scholars look into this program and consider adding it to their list.

ayshah i  on 11/19/2019 3:33:26 PM

i would like to apply for this scholarship because i know that it will be difficult to pay for college, thats why in high school ive been taking many AP classes as much as i could to cut down on the classes cost im only a junior but already started to get a head start in searching for scholarships

Maegan R  on 11/13/2019 9:19:32 PM

I'm applying for this scholarship because I know that it will be difficult to pay for college because of low income, and the fact that my brother is only a year younger than me and will be going through this process as well.

Arionna M  on 11/13/2019 3:33:24 PM

I am applying for this scholarship initially because I know without one I won’t be able to go college full time. I want my mother to be proud of me for doing something that she wasn’t able to and also the rest of my family. I am hard working and will try my best to achieve any task at hand.

jila c  on 11/12/2019 7:22:20 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I want to help support myself and not depend on my mom to pay for my future. I want to try to commit to my own success thus applying to multiple scholarships. Being the first in my family to attend college is a big deal and i hope to make my family proud.

Shamela J  on 11/11/2019 1:57:21 PM

I’m applying to this scholarship because I want to make sure I’m ready for any ups or downs for the rest of my high school years and I’m so excited for college

Amber C  on 11/7/2019 1:03:26 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because i am a singe kid who has lost both my parents and will not be able to cover my overall costs of college. I would be the first in my family to attend college. Getting this scholarship would be a great opportunity for me.

Daishanae B  on 10/14/2019 12:03:27 PM

I apply fo this scholarship because my mom is not helping me. I applied for this scholarship because I don’t want to be in debt

Daniyyah M  on 9/18/2019 8:52:15 AM

does the application apply to students that did online schooling?

Ramon P  on 8/13/2019 2:14:58 PM

This is a great oppertunity, I can not wait for the application window to open up!

Nolan S  on 6/27/2019 3:50:28 PM

This scholarship would help pay for college because my father has MS and is not financially stable as he cannot work more than a couple times a week on low salary.

Jaden S  on 5/20/2019 11:07:15 AM

This scholarship will help my so go to college. He wants to be an engineer and he's very bright. Education is very important in our family. He does not want his parents to pay for his school. He wants to stand on his own as much as possible. He is a self motivating young man and has recently found himself a job.

Javon F  on 5/14/2019 5:09:50 PM

Thank you for this opportunity, I would really appreciate the money and would put it to good use.

Jose C  on 4/18/2019 11:43:20 AM

This scholarship would help my son go to college. His want to be an engineer and he is a great student. I am a single mom and also going to school myself. I want him to get his career but the way things are at this time it’s seems really hard. I don’t want to tell him that I can’t afford his college because I have faith in God that one way or another we will make it work. Education is very important for me but it’s not very affordable unfortunately.

Tiffany D  on 2/10/2019 6:53:10 AM

It would be a dream come true if I could get this grant! I live with my grandma and grandpa and I really want to make them proud and thank them for allowing my sister and I to live with them in their apartment.

India E  on 12/11/2018 6:41:39 PM

The college process is very stressful but gratifying all at the same time. this money would be life changing for my life. Coming from a household of a single parent is a struggle and education is my way to have better opportunities and have a solid foundation. College is everything to me. I don't want to start my adult life in debt.

John R  on 11/26/2018 6:11:22 PM

This scholarship would help me to achieve my goals of achieving a college degree. I am the sixth of seven children and have struggled with Dyslexia and ADHD. My siblings have successfully completed college without the academic struggles that I have experienced. My hope is to get a college degree in business and to become a productive member of society despite my struggles. I am willing to work hard and have enrolled in a program at the University of Arizona (SALT program) that will help me be successful. Unfortunately, I do not qualify for academic scholarships so the cost for this program adds even more to the tuition. Please consider me for this scholarship. My grades do not reflect my intellect and I know I can be successful!

Mariah R  on 11/15/2018 12:59:27 PM

Hello my name is Mariah Rodriguez. This scholarship caught my eye because of the fact that it is a scholarship, and money towards my college education would be very much appreciated. My parents both work, as do I. We as a family, come together to help pay stuff and we support each other, but times still are tough and I would do anything to make their stress go away from sending me to college. Thank you for considering me and I hope we can come into contact.

Catt P  on 11/7/2018 12:49:10 AM

My name is Catt Phan and it would be a dream to win any scholarship honestly. I have been able to do most things I've wanted because my parents would pay for it without a complaint, if that activity would help me succeed in the future, they were willing to spend any price. Now realizing how much I cost and how much it really was to pay for everything I wanted, I realized how hard it was for my parents to pay for all of it. I want to win a scholarship to lessen their financial burden, so they wouldn't have to worry or work any harder to spend me off to college. I would be grateful to win any thing. Thank you.

albertthobs@gail.com  on 10/14/2018 11:50:41 AM

Just learn of this scholarship. My daughter is a senior. Is it too late to participate?

May.T  on 9/12/2018 10:57:13 AM

Hello, I am May. I am from Myanmar which is the developing country. Now, I am studying management, in Thailand. I work part-time works and really struggling to pay my tuition fees because I come from a very poor family and my parents can't support for my university fee. I am studying in Thailand to get a qualify education and want to serve my community. If I could get this scholarship, I will be really greatful and I can follow my dream.

Hadi L  on 9/9/2018 5:15:37 PM

Hi my name is Hadi Lashin and it would be an honor to receive this scholarship. Both of my parents are immigrants. My mother came over when she was 9 with her family and my father came in his 20's on his own. My father had to drop out of high school to get a full time job to help support his family. He never had a chance to go to college and my mom had to put herself through college. This would be a great start to pursue my dream of being a pediatrician and becoming the first doctor in my family. Thank you

Gabriella G  on 8/31/2018 9:36:45 AM

My name is Gabriella, and any money for college would be greatly helpful. Anything for me to go to college.

Maya J  on 8/30/2018 12:44:11 PM

Hello my name is Maya Johnson and I am applying this for this scholarship because I have dreams and I am going to make them a reality no matter how hard I have to push my self. Winner this scholarship will help me because my mother is a single mother, and every time it is time to pay rent we struggle. My mother has and is doing all that she can to make my life better, and we do not have any family to help us. When I was 12 years old I was placed in foster care and there I was Sexually assaulted, and since then my family left me, my mom, and my sister alone to fight the system, and a lot of my family talked down on me and always thought I was going to end up like them because my grandparents and everyone I know other than my mother is addicted to Crack Cocaine, and so they all said that was going to be me. My mother made sure that me and my sister had the best life even if that meant she stayed up until 2 am working, and even if that meant she didn't eat but we went to sleep full at night. My mother always told me I am going to e something great and she always says god gives his greatest battles to his strongest warriors. This Scholarship will show my mother that even though her mother did not take care of her, my mother took care of me and she has made sure that every dream I've ever had has become a reality , and I want to show her that all those late night light were worth it.

Brett D  on 7/4/2018 3:54:30 PM

Any help to start paying for college is worth the time of applying

Sara M  on 6/26/2018 1:04:22 PM

Hello my name is Sara Meraja and it would be my dream to win this scholarship because both of my parents are immigrants that came to America for a better life for me. My mother and father came to America with only a suitcase full of clothes and nothing else. They didn't know how to speak English. They went through very tough times. Now, I want to get a scholarship to make them proud of all the hardships they faced. I want to thank them for everything they have done for me by following my dreams and becoming something great. Thank you.

Jasmine W  on 6/3/2018 4:05:03 PM

Hello my name is Jasmine Wise, and I come from a family where my mother is disabled and unable to work and my father is retired and is currently going through chemotherapy due to his lung cancer. I am the only person in my family able to work and bring in income. This helps my family greatly but unfortunately has taken a downfall upon my grades and academic performance in school. I work as much as I can to make sure the bills get paid and there is food on the table, but it has sent me from being an A and B student to barely passing my classes, and has affected my attendance greatly. I was absent from school to be with my father who is suffering and trying to recover, but now that it is time to start applying for colleges so that I can further my education and obtain a career that can help further provide for my family, I have found it to be extremely difficult because although I am a good student when I have the time to study and focus and not worry, my grades do not reflect as so given my predicament. I am a hard worker and I have been able to hold one job down for over a year but eventually left to get another job because I was not getting enough hours to support my family. But now I am working as much as possible after school, on the weekends, and almost everyday during the summer. If I cannot afford college because I am not eligible for academic scholarships, then it would be detrimental to my family and education. So if I were to win this scholarship I would be so very grateful.

Julieanna B  on 5/15/2018 8:24:32 PM

I come from a single family home, with no one except my mother beside me. My mother did her best to raise me by herself and she faced many hardships. After the business she worked for foreclosed when I was about seven years old, she was jobless, sustaining us with what little savings she had. Presently, my mother has an unstable job with no paid time off. With the paychecks I get from my part-time job, I try to lessen the weight on her shoulders. In the future, I hope to further my education without the shadow of debt haunting us. I strive to achieve my goal of becoming a designer, and with this scholarship, the forthcoming of thousands of dollars in student debt can be whisked away. My name is Julieanna, and no matter what struggles, obstacles, hindrances stand in my way, I will persevere.

Kellyn C  on 5/14/2018 1:49:04 PM

Hello, My name is Kellyn Carey I plan on being a therapist to those with special needs. I come from a family of five daughters and a mom who runs a non for profit while my dad runs his own company. I would love to help my parents but showing that I can pay for college by myself. I want them to save money for their own lives instead of constantly be spending it on me and my sisters. Thank you very much for consideration.

David A  on 5/5/2018 12:13:37 AM

I would love to receive this because I believe that I can make a difference in my world. Despite my achievements and excellent grades, my life purpose is to give back into society, by investing in the future I love children" little ones" because they are the future. Thanks for your time

Umu D  on 4/27/2018 10:30:14 AM

Hello, My name id Umu Diallo and I plan on being a good lawyer in the future for people in need. I applied for this scholarship because with this scholarship I plan on using it in my college years to get me through what I need in order to become a lawyer. I plan on doing a lot, being a lawyer is just at the top of my list. I hope to win this scholarship.

MarcAnthony R  on 3/1/2018 10:59:26 AM

Hello, my name is Marcanthony and my career is becoming a aerospace engineer. Why i should get this scholarship because i want to make my parents proud we don't have the money for college and this scholarship would help me. i want to to go to college and learn what i love i want to achieve my dreams. i would use this scholarship to help me what i want to do, so please put me in consideration thank you!

jada s  on 2/14/2018 2:39:11 PM

Hello, my name is Jada Speight and my long term goal is to be a neurosurgeon. I am sure everyone that has left a comment and a few others, have very valid reasons to want/need this scholarship. I just want to be considered for this scholarship because like most of my fellow highschool students this scholarship could change my entire life. <3

Tyesha  on 2/3/2018 9:10:58 PM

Hello, my name is Tyesha and a scholarship of this magnitude would assist my family tremendously in investing in my college education. My goals are to become an Immunologist with a concentration in analytical research. With two college students currently in the family, single family home, and during this day in time, financially it will be difficult to afford my education dreams at this time. I am grateful for people/organizations to offer scholarships as a huge investment into our futures. Receiving a scholarship as such would be a dream come true!

Maximus M  on 1/25/2018 12:29:05 AM

Hello, My name is Max Marshak and i would be very, very grateful to receive this scholarship to help further my academic progress along these taxing years that me and my family are in.

Dallas A  on 1/15/2018 10:49:43 AM

Hello my name is Dallas Anderson Would be extremely grateful to receive this scholarship to help and relieve me and my family from and financial issues and so I can be able to farther my education with hold backs.

Marie J  on 1/12/2018 12:42:51 PM

Hello, My name is Marie i would be thrilled to receive this scholarship if given the opportunity. It would help me out a lot, I am planning on majoring in communications. Thank you so much for helping out fellow students achieve their goal for an education.

Morgan R  on 1/12/2018 10:55:36 AM

Hello, I am Morgan and I would love to receive this scholarship. My family is going through a very hard time. They want me to further my education, but finances are tight right now. This scholarship would help tremendously!

Andy H  on 1/11/2018 9:56:47 PM

My is Andy and I would be more happy to accept this scholarship if I had the chance too. I want to learn more useful skills after High school. I want to make a change for myself and put out my voice out there so that everyone can look up to my work.

Catherine G  on 1/11/2018 8:48:20 AM

I am Catherine Gural. I want to make a change in the world and college is the first step. This scholarship would help me make a change

Kamryn S  on 1/10/2018 8:52:06 PM

My name is Kamryn Smith and it would be an honor to accept this scholarship in order to help with my college education after high school. There have been some obstacles in the past that have forced me to revisit the option of going to college, but I have decided that college is the best thing for me. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kody N  on 1/7/2018 5:16:46 PM

Hi, I am Kody and am applying for this scholarship to assist in the financial area of college, as I will have many years ahead of me going for a doctorate in Psychiatry. Thanks!

Terrence B  on 1/18/2017 6:28:34 PM

Hello, I am Terrence and would be more than happy to receive this scholarship if given the opportunity. I intend to pursue education after high school but, remove the financial obstacles.

Chyna L  on 1/11/2017 2:27:00 PM

I am a very proud parent of Chyna Lane she's a very bright student at her school. I'm very interested in her getting this scholarship because it will be a blessing to her, it will truly help her to her path to achieving all her dreams. And to help relief my mother.

Christopher L  on 9/6/2016 11:06:21 AM

I am Christopher Llamas, I am truly interested in this scholarship because it will help me on my path to achieving my long term dream, yet this scholarship will bring relief to my mother.

Xenia I  on 6/29/2016 10:35:57 AM

I am Xenia Ibarra and I'm interested in the scholarship for my needs in surviving.

Emily S  on 1/19/2016 7:35:22 PM

I just saw this scholarship and I'm interested in applying,but on this website it says deadline 2017 when the deadline is actually January 15 2016

Amorise W  on 1/14/2016 9:53:59 AM

My name is Amorise White. I'm interested in applying for this application due to the fact it will support my parents and I fincially towards college toution.

Rufai M  on 1/3/2016 6:08:06 PM

I am interested in this scholarship because I am product of a single parent and I have three brothers. My mother is a university student and my brother is also in the university. It will be overwhelming for mother to pay for my tuition. Getting this scholarship will provide a relief for my mother. Either my mother or my brother is recieving financial assistance.

Michael A  on 1/1/2016 2:57:02 PM

Am applying

William P  on 12/16/2015 11:58:28 AM

I would be thoroughly excited to receive and am very interested in this scholarship.

tameera b  on 11/6/2015 12:28:12 PM

This would be a great help and would take a big load of stress off my shoulders from thinking about how I am going to pay for college, things of that sort. This is AMAZING honestly thank you.

Quinea H  on 10/11/2015 7:26:45 PM

This scholarship opens up numerous of doors for me it will give me an opportunity to extend my education and reach my goals. Tank you for the opportunity given.

Christian F  on 10/1/2015 12:17:09 PM

This is an amazing opportunity! I would be thrilled to received such an honorary scholarship. Thank you for the opportunity given. I look forward to receiving such honorable scholarship. Best wishes to everyone who has applied.

Redi S  on 9/27/2015 3:33:46 AM

College tuition is expensive and often prevents students from getting the college education they want. These expenses are often the toughest on parents, and I just don't want my parents to be stressed out because of financial needs. I would really appreciate it if you would consider me for this scholarship.

imun j  on 9/18/2015 6:25:15 AM

this is a great opportunity for much needed help with tuition

cristal b  on 9/2/2015 10:54:38 AM

great opportunity! this is amazing

Jasmine R  on 11/17/2014 5:50:55 PM

This is amazing! Love this

Malorie H  on 11/12/2014 7:58:51 PM

I applied for this scholarship because it sounds like a fantastic opportunity! Thank you for considering me!

Nicholas R  on 11/11/2014 5:16:31 PM

this is outstanding

Maria O  on 11/8/2014 5:52:25 PM

This sounds like an incredible opportunity!

Ashley V  on 10/23/2014 9:11:58 AM

Thankyou so much for the opportunity !

Mark V  on 10/15/2014 2:33:42 PM

I have some big ambitious dreams that will help me improve my local area in our eating habits and also lower our obesity and diabetes rate. Thanks for the amazing opportunity to help me achieve my dream Dell!

Sophia P  on 10/9/2014 11:40:55 AM

Thank you so much Dell! This is incredible!

Maya J  on 8/13/2014 10:10:42 PM

This would be so amazing! Such a great opportunity, thank you Dell!

amber F  on 8/12/2014 3:21:11 PM

This scholarship opens up many doors for me it will give me an opportunity to extend my education and reach my goals.

javonne h  on 4/24/2014 7:38:58 PM

Thank you so much for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship. It means a great deal to me.

Errica S  on 1/6/2014 3:13:55 PM

This is wonderful.

Dalton M  on 10/17/2013 3:45:38 PM

oh my stars this will really help thank you so much in advance whether i win or not it'll we be amazing thanks dell.

Julie V  on 10/21/2012 11:54:38 PM

I will be applying for this scholarship in the near future.

Chelsea C  on 8/7/2012 7:38:20 PM

This is awesome.

Maria B  on 1/6/2012 10:31:51 AM

This sounds great!

Brooke E  on 12/8/2011 6:42:22 PM

Great scholarship

Austin C  on 11/30/2011 10:30:40 AM

This really does sound like a great scholarship! I am applying, it would help out so much!

Kayla S  on 11/9/2011 8:56:56 AM

This scholarship would be perfect for me and would help me and my family out with paying for my college.

Bernard M  on 10/24/2011 8:51:40 AM

This sounds like a perfect scholarship for me. It would help me and my family a lot so i am definitely applying as soon as possible.

Sean M  on 10/13/2011 6:43:51 PM

This is great that they are able to do this with their success! Dell is a fantastic company, excellent products and service.

Benjaya S  on 10/9/2011 9:07:47 AM

this sounds interesting!!

Tabitha L  on 10/4/2011 2:46:47 PM

I am most definately applying for this.! :)

maryam h  on 12/26/2010 10:26:52 PM

I am applying for this, and it really is a lot of work! But I am defenitely not doubting it, I have my hopes up very high.

Courtney F  on 11/17/2010 7:33:57 AM

I have never applied for this scholarship before. I have started looking for scholarships offering me the opportunity to get money to pay for college. I don't want to have student loan debt when I leave college. Scholarships and grants are my only means of that. Unfortunately, no one can really help me pay for college so I will apply to every scholarship I can. That is why I am applying to this one. Because of the opportunity it presents me. With this, I can go to college and achieve my dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Nia H  on 6/15/2009 12:51:35 PM

It took a long time to apply, there's alot of work involved, but it's worth it 100%! I won! You get 20,000 and a computer with a printer!!! Don't doubt yourself, try!!!

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