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September 11, 2013
Dartmouth welcomes first 3 King Scholars, students from developing countries whose scholarships are funded by alumnus, in hopes of alleviating global poverty.
"In 2012, Dorothy and Robert King ’57 gave $14.7 million to Dartmouth to help address the problem of global poverty by establishing a scholarship program for exceptional students from developing countries.The results the Kings envision are enormously wide-reaching: The program will bring young scholars from impoverished, rural nations in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia to study at Dartmouth, and they will be encouraged to return home after graduation and work toward alleviating poverty in their native countries." -- Keith Chapman, Dartmouth Now