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The University of Texas at Austin and
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Partnership

What Starts Here Changes the World

In January 2020, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and The University of Texas at Austin began a historic new partnership to close the gap in college graduation rates across income levels. The two organizations teamed up to dramatically expand individualized support services for all Pell-eligible students at the university through the UT for Me – Powered by Dell Scholars program.

While financial support is critical, closing the graduation rate gap requires more than financial support. The new UT for Me – Powered by Dell Scholars effort provides all Pell-eligible undergraduate students at UT Austin with ongoing and individualized support. The program is designed to help students with significant financial need succeed at The University of Texas at Austin and graduate ready to change the world.