Delaware Scholarships could almost say it's where it all began. Delaware achieved statehood in 1787; it was the first state admitted into the Union. It's one of the smallest states in the nation but also one of the most historical. This makes it a great place to study American history and much else besides.

There are 12 colleges and universities in the state and they run the gamut from the smaller community colleges to the large University of Delaware, which has nearly 22,000 students. The state's top industries include banking and finance, education, healthcare and farming.

In addition to merit-based and need-based scholarships, there are also tuition wavers and loan forgiveness plans offered by the state. In the private sector, there are a host of scholarship opportunities both for in state and out of state applicants.

The links below should provide you with a clearer picture of the scholarship opportunities available in the state of Delaware. 

Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)

Eligibility requirements: Legal residents of Delaware U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens Demonstrate substantial financial need, as determined using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Have a minimum cumulative, unweighted grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale Enroll full-time in an undergraduate degree program at a nonprofit, regionally accredited institution ( in Delaware or Pennsylvania Or enroll full-time at a nonprofit, regionally accredited college in an undergraduate or graduate degree program that is not offered at the University of Delaware (, Delaware State University ( or Delaware Technical Community College (

Governor's Education Grant for Working Adults

The Governor's Education Grant for Working Adults is funded by the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) and administered by the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO). The grant is designed to assist under-employed working adult students seeking to acquire new or enhanced skills that will permit them to increase their earning potential in present or future employment. To qualify, you must be: 18 or older. a high school graduate or GED recipient. a resident of Delaware and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Grant amount: The maximum grant for one academic year (July 1 through June 30) is $2,000 and is subject to available funding. Schools accepting the Governor's Education Grant for Working Adults are currently limited to not-for-profit Delaware-based institutions of higher education and adult education training programs at vocational-technical high schools who have agreed contractually to adhere to the following payment schedule: Governor's Education Grant for Working Adults: 65% tuition & fees, up to $2,000/year Participating school: 10% tuition & fees Employer and/or employee: 25% tuition & fees Deadline: Although applications may be submitted through the close of the term or conclusion of the training program for which they are intended, it is recommended that applications be submitted prior to the start of the term/program. Grants are nonrenewable. You must submit a new application each term. See website for more information:

Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must have been a resident of the state of Delaware for three or more consecutive years prior to the date of application. If the applicant's parent is a member of the armed forces, the parent must have been a resident of Delaware at the time of death or declaration of missing in action or prisoner of war status. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 24. Applicant must be the child of one of the following: member of the armed forces whose cause of death was service-related; member of the armed forces who is being held or was held as a prisoner of war; member of the armed forces who is officially declared missing in action; state police officer whose cause of death was service-related; or state employee of the Department of Transportation routinely employed in job-related activities upon the state highway system whose cause of death was job-related. Award: Priority sequence for awards is tuition and fees at a public college in Delaware; tuition and fees at a private college in Delaware, if the program of study is not offered at a Delaware public college; or tuition and fees at an out-of-state public or private college, if there is no institution in Delaware offering the program of study. Award will be prorated for eligible students who choose to attend an institution that is out of this sequence. Award is limited to four years. Deadline: Completed application is due 6 - 8 weeks before classes begin. To apply: Print a copy of the application form (PDF document) and return the completed application to the Delaware Higher Education Office.

KASF Scholarship - Eastern Region

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

Diamond State Scholarship

Eligibility requirements: Legal residents of Delaware U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens High school seniors who rank in upper quarter of class Combined score of at least 1800 on the SAT Enrolled as a full-time student in a degree program at a nonprofit, regionally accredited institution Award: $1,250/year Renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 Approximately 50 awards/year To apply: You can apply online by completing the Common Merit Application on the Delaware Higher Education Office's secure Student Account Access site at First-time users must establish an account and provide a valid email and mailing address before proceeding to the application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. You must provide all of the required information: Completed application, including activities. Essay of no less than 1,000 and no more than 1,200 words, excluding headings and footnotes. Word count will be verified. High School Academic Record Report and Transcript Request and high school transcript submitted directly from your high school to the Higher Education Office. Students are responsible for ensuring that their schools provide these forms by the deadline.

DuPont/Delaware FFA Endowment Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education or agricultural sciences. Must be resident of Delaware with preference to applicants with local or state leadership experience. Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $1,000. Not guaranteed.

Dale Wolf Endowment Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education or ag sciences. Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must be resident of Delaware. Preference given to applicants with local, state or national leadership experience in honor of Dale Wolf’s service as Governor and St. Governor of the state of Delaware.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $1,000. Not guaranteed.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

Joseph and Marion Greenbaum Scholarship Fund

The Joseph and Marion Greenbaum Scholarship Fund, a permanent restricted endowment of the Jewish Fund for the Future, provides scholarships for undergraduate students to attend accredited colleges or universities. For more information email

Jerusalem Study Fund

The Jerusalem Study Fund is a permanent restricted endowment of the Jewish Fund for the Future and supports students 16 or older (with preference to applicants aged sixteen through twenty-four) in their study at educational institutions located in Jerusalem, or its proximate suburbs in Israel. The Fund supports payment toward international transportation, tuition, books, room and board to defray expenses which otherwise would be paid by recipients. Funding varies depending on the number of requests received and program cost.

The Lenfest Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Giving primarily in northern DE, southern NJ, and southeastern and south central PA.

John B. Lynch Scholarship

General: Given our limited financial resources and the increasing number of students seeking financial aid, our present policy is to provide financial assistance for academic purposes to undergraduate students who are in need of aid and who, by performance, have demonstrated very good academic achievement. Minimum academic requirements: For undergraduate students: GPA of at least 2.75 For graduating high school seniors: GPA of 3.0 or higher or most recent SAT of 1650 or higher. Maximum attained age: 30 Time period in which aid will be given: A maximum of 4 years (not necessarily consecutive) of undergraduate assistance, except when the normal undergraduate academic period is 5 years (Pharmacy, e.g.) Maximum amount of financial aid over the time period: $10,000 Geographical area served: A grant is made to a qualifying student who: (a) is currently graduating from a high school in Delaware regardless of place of permanent residence; or (b) attends a college in Delaware regardless of place of permanent residence; or (c) lives in the immediate area of adjoining States (PA, NJ, MD) regardless of where the student attends college. “Immediate area” is defined generally as that within 20 miles of the nearest border of Delaware. A student who receives a grant while meeting the geographical requirement is eligible for renewal of the grant even if he/she is not within the geographical area served at the time of renewal.

The MBNA Foundation Scholarship

The MBNA Foundation’s competitive scholarship programs are intended to assist students who have demonstrated an ability and a desire to succeed. Giving primarily in areas of company operations, with emphasis on DE, ME, and OH. The foundation provides scholarships to students in DE, ME and Cleveland to: 1. Increase the availability of high-quality education and help ensure the successful completion of that education, primarily for students who demonstrate financial need 2. Enhance the quality of students’ educational experiences and help improve academic performance

Wilbur E. Postles Scholarship Fund

The Wilbur E Postles Scholarship Fund benefits educational institutions and related activities, focusing specifically on scholarships, student financial aid services, awards programs. Giving limited to residents of DE.


PGM’s Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications. There will be two (2) $1,500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. The second scholarship is open to graduate students entering into medical school or currently within their medical school program. The scholarship program here at PGM is competitive and will be based upon leadership, academics and achievements.

Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia Training are pleased to offer a $1,500 annual scholarship for college, university, high school or trade school students in the US. There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most. There will be two scholarship awards of $750 each year, awarded in November and May as follows: - The video winner will receive $500 - The essay format winner will receive $250 Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for an “expenses award” as follows: - YouTube videos: $20 - Blog articles: $15 To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be at least 16 years of age and attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the US. For more information on how to apply (and to submit your essay or video), visit our website at

76th & Newbury's $500 Art & Design Scholarship

At 76th & Newbury we simply love to design. We believe it’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. We’re excited to share this passion for design with one lucky student currently pursuing a major in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied Arts. To enter, its easy- no design projects, no essays. Simply submit your email address or Log in through Facebook. To apply for the scholarship, participants are simply required to share this scholarship on Facebook and Instagram.

Change of Address Online Scholarship and Mentorship Program

We are eager to invite students to apply for the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program. The goal of the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program is to better help the internet future developers in getting the knowledge they need to succeed.

ASHRAE Region III Boggarm Setty Scholarship

General Criteria: Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution that meets one of the following: The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch or The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). For a list of eligible schools or accredited programs recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, contact Lois Benedict at or call 678-539-1120 (direct). A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering student enrolled full time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region III (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC).

Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state