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Nine IDEA Seniors Named Dell Scholar Finalists

Phenomenal news has just rolled in at IDEA Public Schools.   

Nine IDEA seniors have just been named Dell Scholar finalists. These nine individuals will receive 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. 

The heartiest of congratulations are in order for these nine stellar seniors and now, Dell Scholar recipients:

Jonathan Aguilar  IDEA College Preparatory Pharr, Pharr, TX

College: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Naomi "Nomes" Banuelos-Lozano IDEA College Preparatory Alamo, Alamo, TX 

College: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Edith Cuevas   IDEA College Preparatory San Juan, San Juan, TX     

College: Smith College, Northampton, MA

Nancy Garza    IDEA College Preparatory San Benito, San Benito, TX           

College: Baylor University, Waco, TX

Stephanie Najar  IDEA College Preparatory Pharr, Pharr, TX

College: University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX

Aleah Quiroz   IDEA College Preparatory San Benito, San Benito, TX           

College: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Dora Rocha     IDEA College Preparatory Pharr, Pharr, TX    

College: University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX

Ivan Saldana    IDEA Frontier College Preparatory, Brownsville, TX  

College: Boston University, Boston, MA

Leonardo "Leo" Tamez IDEA College Preparatory San Juan, San Juan, TX   

College: Brown University, Providence, RI


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, our seniors broke a district record for the number of Dell Scholar semifinalists with over 30 students qualifying for the prestigious award, and now 9 Dell Scholar finalists, another district record broken!  

As an organization invested in the mission for College For All, this news is especially encouraging because every IDEA Dell Scholar has gone on to graduate with bachelor’s degree in 4 years.

On behalf of everyone at IDEA Public Schools, we’re so proud of our Dell Scholar finalists. 

Your child can start on the road to and through college at IDEA Public Schools today!  


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