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What We Do: Education

University Success

Each year, we will help over 350,000 low-income students globally earn university degrees.

Many students from low-income backgrounds are the first in their families to pursue higher education. For them, paying for college is just the start. Balancing the academic and personal demands of college life can be just as challenging, and many students leave before earning a degree. Our college success programs provide a complete support system to help them weather setbacks and graduate.



Active Projects

$ 185 M

Active Commitments

University Success

In the United States

Only six out of 10 students in the U.S. graduate college within six years. For students from low-income backgrounds, it’s only three out of 10. Through Dell Scholars and other college success programs, we provide the right support at the right time so these students can succeed in college and open the door to a lifetime of opportunity.

University Success

In South Africa

In South Africa today, only two in five students from low-income backgrounds will complete university. One in three end up unemployed. We help students overcome common barriers to graduation and move on to meaningful professional careers through our Dell Young Leaders program, as well as other university partnerships that provide support to the students who need it most.

Scholarships & Student Support

We know graduating from college or university and finding meaningful employment are two achievements that can have a profound impact on a student’s life and the lives of their family members. We ensure that students from low-income backgrounds have the support they need to graduate from college or university through our scholarship and support programs in the United States and South Africa.


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Quality Schools

Each year, we will create opportunities for over 5 million low-income students globally to attend high-quality schools.


Classroom Supports

Each year, we will support over 500,000 classrooms globally with high-quality tools, technology, and resources.