High school seniors in Delaware, and throughout the country, are busy preparing for the SATs, evaluating college options, visiting campuses… and wondering how they are going to pay for it all!
In Delaware, high-achieving students can apply for assistance through 23 state-sponsored financial aid programs and 6 private scholarship programs, administered by the Delaware Higher Education Office.
These programs are designed to help Delawareans continue their education after high school. For programs below that followed by an asterisk (*), applicants must also complete the Common Merit Application. These include Academic Memorial Scholarships, Academic Scholarships and Professional Incentive Programs.
The following are need-based awards and need not be repaid.
- Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)
- Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others
- Governor’s Education Grant for Working Adults
- Governor’s Education Grant for Unemployed Adults
Academic Memorial Scholarships*
Merit-based awards for graduating high school seniors enrolling at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University. Not repaid.
- B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship*
- Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship*
- Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Memorial Scholarship*
Merit-based award for graduating high school seniors enrolling at a nonprofit, regionally accredited college in the U.S. Not repaid.
Professional Incentive Programs*
Merit-based recruitment programs. Loan repayment provisions.
- Undergraduate and Graduate
Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
- University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine SREB Regional Contract Program
- Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine SREB Regional Contract Program
Private Scholarships Administered by the Delaware Higher Education Office
- Delaware Engineering Society Scholarships
- Delaware Open Cross Country Championship Scholarship
- Delaware Solid Waste Authority John P. “Pat” Healy Scholarship
- First State Manufactured Housing Scholarship
- Port of Wilmington Maritime Society’s Dennis Latina Scholarship
- Joseph B. Schafferman, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
For more information or to apply, visit The Delaware Department of Education.
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