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May 21, 2015

$21 Million Boosts International Program at Dartmouth

Silicon Valley investor and Dartmouth College alumnus Robert E. King and his wife, Dorothy J. King, have donated $21 million to the school to expand a scholarship program they previously endowed for students from developing countries, New Hampshire daily Valley News writes.

The gift boosts to $35 million the size of the King Scholar Leadership Program, which supports students who will pursue entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Six King scholars from Africa and the Caribbean have enrolled at Dartmouth since 2013, and the number will rise to 50 over the next decade, the college said. The Kings gave $150 million to Stanford University in 2011 for an institute to train budding entrepreneurs from the developing world.