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Dell Scholars demonstrate a unique set of characteristics in their quest for a college education: Drive. Tenacity. Ambition. They are students who are motivated and dream big, who know the journey to reach their goals won’t be easy but have the commitment and determination to continue working every day.

Every year, the Dell Scholars program selects 500 students nationwide, offering comprehensive support and a scholarship to each recipient. Our support is designed to help each Dell Scholar build their ideal pathway to graduation and beyond.

October 1, 2024 – Application opens

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All Dell Scholars Receive:

Scholarship Award

Receive a $20,000 scholarship to support your academic journey.​

Personalized Support for Success

Access personalized, multifaceted support for academic, financial, and emotional challenges that may arise during your college experience.​

Laptop and Textbook Credits

Receive a Dell laptop with four-year warranty and book credits annually for four years.

Mental Health and Wellness Support

Access a teletherapy membership, which includes live therapy sessions.

Comprehensive Life Support

Benefit from access to a holistic student service offering free or discounted support in legal, financial, health, or personal life circumstances.

Guidance for Career Success

Benefit from ongoing career advisement to help you build professional networks, gain valuable experience, and develop essential assets for your future.​

Scholarship Criteria

  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
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  • 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 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