Niche College Scholarship

Dell Scholars Program

December 1, 2024
Awards Available: 500

Scholarship Description

The Dell Scholars program recognizes that achieving college graduation involves more than just financial support. It was intricately designed to offer a comprehensive support system that addresses the challenges students commonly encounter during their pursuit of a degree. Acknowledging the significant burden of college costs on students and their families, the program annually selects 500 Dell Scholars who not only receive a substantial scholarship but also benefit from a range of non-monetary supports.

Scholarship Details

  • $20,000 Scholarship: Flexible funds that scholars can utilize for various costs arising during their college journey.
  • Personalized, MultiFaceted Support: Assistance for academic, financial, and emotional challenges, ensuring students overcome obstacles to complete their college education.
  • A Laptop Computer: Essential technology for college success, complete with a 4-year warranty.
  • Textbook Credits: Credits ($500 annually for 4 years) for textbook purchases, rentals, and solutions.
  • Scholars Resource Network: Resource connections for scholars and their families to address stress, debt, and other life circumstances.
  • Access To Teletherapy: A teletherapy service connecting students to professional counseling.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12.
  • View list of approved CRPs
  • 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.

Application Process

  1. Visit the official Dell Scholars Program website.
  2. Review the eligibility criteria carefully.
  3. Prepare necessary documents, including academic transcripts and proof of participation in a college readiness program.
  4. Submit the online application form with accurate and detailed information.
  5. Attach a compelling personal statement highlighting your academic and personal journey, addressing your resilience and commitment.
  6. Include references or recommendations as required.
  7. Submit the application before the specified deadline.

Who Should Apply?

While a minimum 2.4 GPA is required, the Dell Scholars program is specifically designed for low-income, highly motivated students who surpass the limitations of their academic metrics. Ideal candidates showcase a unique "GPA" embodying grit, potential, and ambition in their pursuit of a college education. Scholarship Search