Today we welcome our 15th class of Dell Scholars, our largest class of 500 scholars. Over the past 14 years, Dell Scholars has supported more than 4,300 students from across the nation who have demonstrated the drive to succeed and persist toward achieving a bachelor’s degree. Our success – 75 percent of our scholars obtain a degree within six years – is primarily attributable to our students’ hard work, perseverance, and ability to overcome the substantial obstacles that often derail low-income, first-generation college goers.
Dell Scholars would not be possible if not for our partnerships with our 25 College Readiness Programs (CRP). CRPs undertake much of the heavy lifting in helping to prepare future Scholars for college and are our sole source for the nearly 9,200 student applicants we received for this year’s class. Their work includes everything from academic and financial preparation, including FAFSA and financial aid education, to personal mentoring and advising. We are extremely thankful for everything they have done in support of Dell Scholars over the years.
As we welcome this new class, we are humbled by working with such amazing students and proud of all they have achieved so far. It’s our mission to provide them with the support they need to complete college and earn their degrees.
To learn more about our program, watch the video below. And find our full list of new Dell Scholars here.