Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Dartmouth to Expand Scholarship Program for International Students

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

A Dartmouth alumnus and his wife have contributed a $21 million gift to their scholarship program that enables students from developing nations to study at the college, according to a Dartmouth press release.

Since the program’s founding in 2013 by Bob King, a 1957 graduate, and his wife Dottie, six King scholars have matriculated at Dartmouth, hailing from countries including Burkina Faso, Jamaica, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The students are chosen through selective admissions recruitment efforts and nominations from members of the Dartmouth community, and are passionate about fighting global poverty.

With the Kings’ recent gift, the program now has more than $35 million, enabling Dartmouth to accept a total of 24 scholars in the next four years, with hopes of bringing that number to 50 in the next decade, the school says in the press release. The gift will also help expand the program and introduce new features such as an annual King Leadership Week in New York or Washington, D.C., where students will interact with various government agencies and development organizations.

“What makes this program unique and successful is twofold,” Bob King told Dartmouth Now. “It brings exceptional students who have themselves lived in poverty and encourages them to use their perspective to make real change happen.

1 comment:

  1. Are there scholarships for continuing the studies? for single moms? I need to graduate my masters and need support for 1 more year.


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