Dell Scholars Program

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
Dell Scholars is a scholarship and college-completion program that nurtures and empowers students on their path to a college degree. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created the Dell Scholars program with the understanding that it takes more than financial help to support students to college graduation. From the start, Dell Scholars was designed as a college completion program that offers support services that go beyond a scholarship check. Today, the Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to our Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. We offer students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success.

Website: Dell Scholars Program
Application: Register & Sign-In
Preview the Application: Review Here
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school senior (class of 2023)
  • Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.4 or higher
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance (SAR)
  • 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
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college
  • Have participated in a Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12

Selection Criteria:
Dell Scholars targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Our Scholars have demonstrated a unique “GPA” of grit, potential, and ambition in their quest for a college education:

  1. Grit by overcoming personal challenges in their lives related to their families, schools, or communities
  2. Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
  3. Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree

Important Dates:

  • October 1, 2022 – Application opens
  • December 1, 2022 – Application deadline
  • December 9, 2022 – Semifinalists announced
  • January 27, 2023 – Semifinalist materials due
  • March 16, 2023 – Dell Scholars announced

Renewable: Yes
Open to DREAMers: No
Contact Information: Email

$20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits