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Edina High School Students Awarded Dell Scholarships

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Edina High School Students Awarded Dell Scholarships

Edina High School is thrilled to announce that two exceptional students from the Class of 2024, Munira Ahmed and Samiya Yusuf, have been awarded the prestigious Dell Scholarship. 

The Dell Scholarship Program is a national program for students who have participated in a College Readiness Program (like AVID) for at least two years. The scholarship includes $20,000 ($5,000 per year), a free Dell computer, book money for all four years of college, mental health services for all four years of college, and college/career guidance throughout their college experience and beyond. On their website, Dell boasts that Dell Scholars are 50 percent more likely to graduate than their peers.

Munira, who achieved a 3.7 GPA, will start next fall at the University of Minnesota to prepare for a career in medicine. Samiya, the editor of EHS's literary magazine, Images, will continue at Normandale Community College for one more year before transferring to the University of Minnesota to pursue study in English and Writing.

“Munira and Samiya are both driven, hard-working young women who exemplify the I-D in AVID; they move with individual determination. Both Munira and Samiya have been taking college classes through PSEO, and they are ready to continue their studies and earn college degrees after they graduate from EHS this year,” said Sarah Jarrett, Edina High School English teacher.

Every year, the Dell Scholars program selects 500 students nationwide, offering comprehensive support and a scholarship to each recipient. This is the first time in EHS history that two students from the same AVID class have been honored as Dell Scholars. 

Esa Amin, a former Dell Scholar from the Class of 2022, continues to excel as a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. Munira and Samiya are poised to carry on this legacy of academic excellence and achievement.