I have been working at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Dell Scholars Program for six years, and I’ve met many incredible students. They are all truly remarkable in their own ways and because of their own paths. I want to introduce you to one of our new Dell Scholars who has already begun to beat the odds.
Perseverance. Grit. Determination. These are three common traits of the students who make up the Dell Scholars Program. Our students have overcome many obstacles in their lives from homelessness to single-parent homes to financial insecurity, to name a few. But they rise to these challenges and find ways to overcome them to make it to and through college.
Growing up, I spent much of my time working alongside my parents, and it was there that I learned many of the things that continue to motivate each day. The most important lesson I learned:… Read more »
Although college enrollment rates have increased substantially over the last several decades, socioeconomic inequalities in college completion have widened over time. The Dell Scholars Program was developed to close those gaps by providing a combination… Read more »