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Michael Susan Dell Foundation and Mensa U.S. Scholarships

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Scholarship Name: Dell Scholars Program
Description: The Dell Scholars Program is open to high school seniors who have participated in the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation college readiness program for at least two years. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.4 and be able to demonstrate financial need. The initial application is due in January, after which the scholarship committee will select a group of semi-finalists who must submit additional information, including an essay. The initial application will be judged on your individual determination to succeed; your future goals and plans to achieve them; your ability to communicate about challenges you have had to overcome; your self-motivation; and your financial need. Beyond the generous financial award, the Dell Scholars Program provides winners with a computer and other technology, a networking community, and the mentoring necessary to succeed at college and beyond.
Award: $20,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study:Computer Science, Technology
How to Apply/Contact: More information is available on the Dell Scholars website.
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MENSA Foundation

Scholarship Name: Mensa U.S. Scholarship Program
Description: If you haven’t heard of Mensa, well, then, let me put this bluntly: You probably aren’t qualified to be in the group or win the scholarship anyway. But if you are a certified genius, then listen up: Mensa is giving away a $500 scholarship to one member of a local American Mensa Group, who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited academic institution in the United States. Applicants must submit a 550-word essay detailing their career and academic goals. Essays will be judged by their local teams, with the best essays being sent on to the regional scholarship committee and eventually to the national scholarship chair.
Award: $500
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study:Open
How to Apply/Contact: More information, including the current essay topic, is available on the Mensa Foundation website.
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