- Our Program
The King Scholar Program prepares today's young scholars from developing countries to be tomorrow's leaders in alleviating global poverty.
The King Scholars Program seeks low-income students from developing nations who are interested in alleviating poverty in their home countries. At Dartmouth, King Scholars receive 4-year scholarships and extensive mentoring and leadership training. Upon graduation, they return home to tackle poverty issues, supported by Dartmouth’s alumni network.
King Scholars attend Dartmouth for four years at no cost to students or their families. This includes health insurance, a new computer in the first year, and annual travel between Dartmouth and the student’s home country.
King Scholars receive pre-orientation support and mentoring services to help with the transition to college and ongoing academic mentoring throughout their Dartmouth careers. All King Scholars are part of the First Year Student Enrichment Program, an intensive experience that prepares students to handle many of the challenges they will face during the course of their first year. They are also part of a supportive and close-knit community of fellow Scholars and students.