30 IDEA Scholars Named Dell Scholarship Semifinalists



IDEA seniors will announce their final college choice this April at College Signing Day events.

Have you heard the great news?

30 IDEA seniors recently qualified as semifinalists for the nationally renowned Dell Scholarship, which provides students with financial assistance, resources, and mentoring to ensure they have the support they need to obtain a bachelor’s degree.    

About the Dell Scholarship

The Dell Scholars Program is a college completion program for high-performing students in need of financial assistance.  It is an initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which was established in 1999. The gift was inspired by Michael and Susan’s passion for supporting children’s causes as a way to make an even greater difference in a measurable way.

Dell Scholars at IDEA Public Schools

This year, 30 students qualified as semifinalists for this prestigious award.  Read below for the campus breakdown.  Names of scholars will be announced upon finalists being determined this spring.    

IDEA Mission – 8

IDEA Edinburg – 7

IDEA Pharr – 4

IDEA Frontier – 3

IDEA San Juan – 2

IDEA Quest – 2

IDEA Donna – 1

IDEA Weslaco – 1

IDEA Alamo – 1

IDEA Weslaco – 1

IDEA San Benito – 1

Stay tuned this spring, as we eagerly await the announcement of Dell Scholar Finalists.  Good luck to all of our IDEA seniors who qualified!           



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