King Scholars at Dartmouth College—
Exceptional Students Committed to Changing the World
The King Scholars Program at Dartmouth aims to train and equip a new generation of strong and ethical leaders who know poverty first-hand and are dedicated to solving its root issues. With the benefit of a world-class college education and leadership training, these King Scholars will be prepared to employ game-changing solutions to alleviate poverty across the globe.
Scholarships for future leaders of the developing world
24 scholars and growing
The King Scholars Program aims to alleviate global poverty by bringing exceptional students from developing nations to Dartmouth College for a world-class college education, extraordinary internship opportunities, and participation in a unique leadership training program designed for future careers related to poverty alleviation. King Scholars come from poverty circumstances and are selected for their drive, talent, and commitment to addressing poverty in their home countries. They are awarded full scholarships to Dartmouth College, and they receive extensive support that begins before they even arrive on campus, with pre-orientation services, and carries them through their entire college career with academic mentoring and summer internships in fields related to poverty alleviation.
The King Scholars program was launched at Dartmouth College in 2012 and expanded in 2015. Today, thanks to a total gift of $36 million, the program at Dartmouth funds 24 students per year (6 students in each class).