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Delaware Scholarships

In Delaware, scholarships for residents are available, as are scholarships for those who would like to attend college in Delaware. Scholarships are one way you can still go to college, even when the banks are making it either difficult, very expensive or both. Luckily, financial aid is readily available to those willing to do the research. For example, Scholarships.com can help you find information about scholarships especially created for those living in Delaware. The college scholarships below will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Delaware scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

AAHA Lou Manzione Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association is pleased to offer a scholarship program to students who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. Scholarships are available, one to a New Jersey High School Senior and the second to a high school senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

BBB of Delaware Student Ethics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/9/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Better Business Bureau Foundation of Delaware is proud to announce the Student Ethics Essay Scholarship program. This program recognizes college-bound seniors who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded on behalf of the scholarship recipient to an accredited college or [...] More

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States. An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum [...] More

Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/4/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants must be legal residents of Delaware and U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Full-time students enrolled at a Delaware college in an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification. High school seniors must rank in upper half of class and have a combined score of 1570 on the SAT. Undergraduates must have at least a 2.75 GPA. Awards may be provided for programs of study not [...] More

Delaware Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The State of Delaware provides educational benefits for the children of deceased veterans of the military services of the United States, military service personnel held as a prisoner of war and military service personnel officially declared to be missing in action. Applicant must have been a resident of the state of Delaware for 3 or more consecutive years prior to the date of application. If the [...] More

Delaware Nursing Incentive Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Delaware Nursing Incentive Program is for full-time students enrolled in an accredited program leading to certification as an RN or LPN who are either high school seniors who rank in upper half of class with at least a 2.5 cumulative, unweighted GPA, or undergraduates who meet academic requirements. Applicants must be legal residents of Delaware and U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. For [...] More

Diamond State Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Diamond State Scholarship is a $1,250 scholarship that can be renewed for up to three additional years as long as a minimum 3.0 GPA is maintained. Eligible applicants must be Delaware residents, be a a high school senior who ranks in upper quarter of their class, have a 3.0 GPA and a 1290 SAT or ACT equivalent, and be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree program at a nonprofit, [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/12/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Fund was established to honor the memory of Luther Vandross and his devoted mother Mary Ida. Scholarships from this fund will be awarded to assist students in their pursuit to graduate from a historically black college or university (HBCU). Applicants must be third, fourth or fifth-year college students leading to an undergraduate degree; be enrolled at an HBCU; [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships based on 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.
    Applicant's primary residence must receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware [...] More

Wilmington Women in Business Fresh Start Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, was established by the Wilmington Women in Business in 1996 to provide financial incentive and mentoring assistance to a woman returning to school to improve her life and opportunities. Candidates must be a female U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. Be at least 20 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Have had at [...] More

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Last Reviewed: July 2020