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Dell Scholars Program

Offered by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 26, 2024
500 awards worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

December 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school senior looking for financial assistance to pay off your postsecondary education? If so, consider applying for the Dell Scholars Program! The program is open to incoming college students who are eligible for the Pell Grant and participated in a college readiness program in grades 11 and 12. The Dell Scholars Program was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in 1999 to provide support for students from low-income backgrounds pursuing a degree. Each year, 500 students are selected to become Dell Scholars and receive $20,000 to pay for their college expenses. In addition to the scholarship, Dell Scholars receive other benefits like a laptop, Chegg credits for textbooks, access to teletherapy, and more. If you come from a low-income background and need some help paying for your education, we encourage you to apply!

Bear in mind that this scholarship runs from October 1st to December 1st annually.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students who participated in a college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 and will be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant in their first year of college. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income


Applicants must have participated in a College Readiness Program

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.

No essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Michael & Susan Dell Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Dell Scholars Program is renewable.

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