How to Apply
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The King Scholar Leadership Program seeks low-income students with high potential from developing nations who are interested in alleviating poverty in their home countries. Students accepted to Dartmouth as King Leadership Scholars are offered a four-year scholarship, mentorship, leadership training, and internship opportunities. Upon graduation, King Scholars are expected to return to their home countries to work on poverty issues, supported by a wide network of Dartmouth alumni.
All eligible international applicants to Dartmouth will be considered for the King Leadership Scholar program. There is no special application; instead, each applicant must complete The Common Application. Learn more about applying to Dartmouth.
Applicants to Dartmouth who are interested in the King Leadership Scholar program are also encouraged to send an additional recommendation from a mentor, teacher, advisor, community leader, friend or clergy member through the Recommend a Scholar portal.
The King Scholars Program looks for students who are:
- Involved in their communities
- Passionate about creating positive change
- Interested in alleviating poverty in their own countries
- Capable of succeeding at a top U.S. university
- Driven to succeed in whatever they do
- Proficient in English
The Dartmouth Admissions Office selects students for this special honor who embody the vision of the program, including a commitment to alleviating poverty, a record of academic excellence, and a passion for global issues.