Just like every other year, Dell and UNCF have brought the UNCF/Dell Corporate Scholars Program for U.S. college juniors belonged to certain ethnic groups. A number of selected students will get the Dell Scholarship based on their qualifications required for the grant for the 2017-2018 academic year.
About the Dell Scholarship
Dell Scholarship is a need-based scholarship rather than a merit-based one. It does require the applicants to have a minimum 3.0 GPA out of 4.0 but the requirement is only a way to reach the academically prepared and college ready students who have financial needs. The Foundation helps underserved college juniors who come from a low-income family but have the academic potential to achieve a college education.
The financial need of the applicants is determined through eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant. The financial aid office of a student’s respective college considers the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information to determine the eligibility. They also consider a few other factors such as EFC (Expected Family Contribution), enrollment status, and the true Cost of Attendance (COA) of a student’s designated school.
The need-based scholarships are basically aimed to help closing the gap between a student’s EFC and COA, and the Dell Scholarship is not an exception.
Scholarship Award and Internship Opportunity
The UNCF/Dell Corporate Scholars Program will provide scholarships up to $4,500 and all the grantees will be considered for internship opportunities at Dell based on their eligibility, merit, and performance. The internship is a 10-week paid internship in summer 2017 and the internees will work at the Dell HQ in Round Rock, TX.
The UNCF/Dell Corporate Scholars Program warrants the applicants to fulfill some eligibility requirements:
- Students must have financial needs verified by their academic institution.
- All applicants must be the citizens of the United States or have an immigration residency status that makes them qualified for federal financial aid.
- Applicants must enroll full time at a 4-year program in a US located institution. No home-schooled or General Education Diploma (GED) student will be eligible for this program.
- Students must belong to an ethnic minority group – African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American, and American Indian/Alaska Native.
- Applicants must have an academic focus or major in one of the following subjects: Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Computer Science/MIS, Information Management Systems, Computer Science, and Information Technology.
- Applicants must possess a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
How to Apply for the Dell Scholarship
All applications must be completed online and the company will invite the shortlisted candidate to submit a brief video presentation online. The hiring managers will take telephone interview of the finalists and then the name of the grantees will be published.
The application process for the 2017-2018 session opens at July 1, 2016, at 12:00AM EST and closes at August 28, 2016, at 11:59PM EST.
Visit the application page here: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/27e1c806-66c5-4106-821d-3b35ebf46d33
For more scholarship opportunities visit our HBCU Scholarships page.
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