The Dorothy J. and Robert E. King Scholar Program

In 2012, Dorothy and Robert King '57 established the King Scholar program to help address the problem of global poverty by funding exceptional students from developing nations at Dartmouth. 

The Dorothy J. and Robert E. King Scholar Program currently supports three scholars in the class of 2017, and will eventually support 12 students per year.  These scholars are selected from impoverished communities in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia with the goal of educating future leaders to work toward the alleviation of extreme poverty.

The King Scholars receive pre-orientation support and mentoring services to help with the transition to college, as well as ongoing academic mentoring throughout their Dartmouth careers. During one summer term at Dartmouth, the King Scholars will return home to research and write about solving problems of extreme poverty in their communities, and will be encouraged to continue this work post-graduation.

An alumni network facilitated by Dartmouth will connect all current and past King Scholars with each other to create a community of scholars who will learn from each other as they tackle the challenges of their home countries. The King's gift also establishes an admissions recruitment fund to identify and bring eligible students to Dartmouth from developing countries.