7 Chicago area students named Dell Scholars

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The Dell Scholars Program is a scholarship program unique in the type of students it supports and how it fosters those students on their path to a college degree.

The Dell Scholars Program is a scholarship program unique in the type of students it supports and how it fosters those students on their path to a college degree. An initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Dell Scholars Program provides its students with resources and mentoring beyond initial financial assistance to ensure they have the support they need to obtain a college degree.

This year’s Chicago area students each received $20,000 to continue their education for the next six years.

Michael and Susan Dell established the foundation in 1999. The gift was inspired by their passion for supporting children’s causes as a way to make an even greater difference in a measurable way, particularly for those children living in urban poverty. Based in Austin, Texas, the foundation funds programs that foster high-quality public education and childhood health, and improve the economic stability of families living in poverty. To date, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has committed almost $650 million to assist nonprofit organizations working in major urban communities in the United States, India and South Africa. The vision of the foundation is to focus on opportunities with the greatest potential to directly and measurably transform the lives of children living in urban poverty.

Congratulations to the Dell Scholars Program Class of 2011:

Kendre’a Dudley Hope College Prep High School

Sania Erwin Harlan Community Academy High School

Shannon Hastings Hope College Prep High School

Ashaki Howard Kenwood Academy High School

Alexandra Quinones Kelvyn Park High School

Trinidad Reyes Noble Street Charter School-Pritzker College Prep

Gabrielle Ware Hyde Park Academy High School

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