Governor's Education Grant for Working Adults

Scholarship Description

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

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:

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: Varies

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 2,000

Deadline: 2021-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Delaware Department of Education
John G. Townsend Building 401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Contact Person:

Phone: (302) 735-4000

Fax: (302) 739-4654