The Dell Scholars program is a scholarship and college completion program that nurtures and empowers students on their path to a college degree. Since starting the program in 2004, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has supported 5,000 scholars, including more than 2,000 college graduates.Link to this answer
To apply for a scholarship from the Dell Scholars program, the first step is completing the online application. See key application dates here. Once submitted, all applications will be assessed and a group of semifinalists will be selected. Semifinalists are asked to submit a current copy of their high school transcript, a complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from their FAFSA, and an online recommendation. After the semifinalist information is submitted, all information is reviewed by an independent selection committee. View a sample application here.Link to this answer
Our scholarship is designed to be flexible so that scholars can use award money for the many costs that arise during their college career. In addition to funding tuition, fees, and full cost of attendance for undergraduate study, scholarship awards may be used towards graduate school, loan repayment, study abroad, and internship stipends.Link to this answer
Through our partnership with The University of Texas at Austin, qualifying first-year students will become Dell Scholars. Dell Scholars at UT Austin will be notified of their award with their initial financial aid package in March. There is no separate application. To maintain eligibility, students must maintain full-time enrollment, remain in good standing, and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Eligibility will be determined at the point of entry in their freshman year. Once a student is included in the program, as long as they meet the continuing student criteria to remain in good standing, they will continue to receive program benefits.Link to this answer
Dell Scholars Connect is a private website for Dell Scholars to stay in contact with each other as well as with the foundation. Only those who have been awarded the scholarship will have access to this site. Log in here.Link to this answer
If you’re applying for a scholarship and don’t find the answer to your question in the links above, you can reach us at:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 1-800-294-2039. P Phone lines are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time (CT).