Five Minutes with Juan

College: The University of Texas at Austin   Year: Graduate (Class of 2018) Major: Health & Society (Pre-med) Congratulations on graduating! Now that you’ve put in the hard work to earn your degree, what’s next? I… Read more »

Five Minutes with Scholar Andrew

College: Stanford University Year: Junior Major: Public policy with a concentration in healthcare and minor in data science Tell us about your journey to college. I’m proud to have come from a low-income, minority, single-parent… Read more »

Beating the odds to college completion: Bilal’s story

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.

Beating the odds in college completion: Alejandra’s story

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.