Six IDEA Seniors Become Dell Scholar Finalists

Have you heard the great news?  Six IDEA scholars, all of whom are part of IDEA’s 2018 graduating class, have just been named Dell Scholar Finalists.  This means that these 6 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.

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients!  The whole IDEA Team & Family is so proud of you.  

Antonio "Tony " Davila

IDEA College Preparatory Mission  Mission, TX

American University  Washington, DC

Jose Romero

IDEA College Preparatory Mission  Mission, TX

Brown University  Providence, RI

Jocelyn Marquez

IDEA College Preparatory Mission  Mission, TX

George Washington University  Washington, DC

Jose Marquez-Franco

IDEA College Preparatory San Juan  San Juan, TX

Wabash College  Crawfordsville, IN

Maria Padilla

IDEA College Preparatory San Juan  San Juan, TX

Washington University In St Louis  St Louis, MO

Gerardo Herrera

IDEA College Prep Edinburg  Edinburg , TX

University of Texas at San Antonio  San Antonio, TX

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.

About IDEA’s Class of 2018

849 seniors

3795 acceptances to 313 universities across the country

7 Ivy League acceptances

141 Tier 1 acceptances, 430 Tier 2 acceptances

Over $4,000,000 in grants and scholarships

Over 450 first-generation college students

107 AP scholars

A sampling of schools 2018 seniors are headed:

Columbia University

Yale University

Brown University

Cornell University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Chicago

The University of Texas, Austin

The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Boston University

Baylor University

Loyola University Chicago

Rice University

Lafayette College

Villanova University

American University

The George Washington University

Syracuse University

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