Early College High School in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is known for graduating successful students who do remarkable things. The program allows students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree from Brookhaven College. This year the successes keep coming as Sidney Phan, a senior at ECHS has been recognized as a 2021-2022 Dell Scholar.
According to the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation website, the Dell Scholars program is a scholarship and college completion program that nurtures and empowers students on their path to a college degree. Since starting the program in 2004, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has supported 5,000 scholars, including more than 2,000 college graduates.
In 2021, Phan is one of 500 students nationally to receive this scholarship. Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship plus lots of non-monetary supports.
All Dell Scholars receive:
- A $20,000 scholarship
- Personalized, multifaceted support for the academic, financial, and emotional life challenges that may prevent students from completing college
- A laptop with 4-year warranty
- Chegg credits ($500 annually for four years) to be used for textbook purchases and rentals and/or textbook solutions
- A Scholars Resource Network that connects students and their families with resources to deal with stress, debt, managing child care, and life circumstances
- A teletherapy service that connects students to professional counseling
The Dell Scholar honor is a remarkable achievement for Phan and the Early College High School program in CFBISD. The school district is extremely proud of her accomplishments.