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.

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: 6/4/2020
  • 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 [...] More

Delaware Nursing Incentive Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/5/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 (1) high school seniors who rank in upper half of class with at least a 2.5 cumulative, unweighted GPA, or (2) undergraduates who meet academic requirements. First-time users must establish an account and provide a valid email and mailing [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • 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: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the 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.
    Eligibility: 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: 5/15/2020
  • 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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Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Gap Year for National Service as a College Graduation Requirement?

January 13, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Should students be required to and serve their nation either before or during college? Pete Buttigieg thinks so, as he has rolled out a $20-billion proposal to enlist young people in national service after high school in order to produce "civically informed and dedicated Americans." In his commentary, Why Colleges Should Require a Gap Year, Jonathan Zimmeran outlines why a gap-year would be the ideal timeline for this initiative. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020