As high school seniors begin to finalize their plans for next year, college tuition can be a stressor for many students and their families. Fortunately, there are some wonderful scholarship opportunities available for Delaware students— especially those students who opt to take their next steps in the first state. Check out these scholarship programs from the Delaware Department of Education’s Higher Education Office.

Learn more at each link, and don’t delay— several of these programs have March 4, 2019 deadlines!


SEED

The SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) Scholarship program  supports students who attend Delaware high schools, keep grades higher than a 2.5 GPA, and stay out of trouble. Based on financial eligibility, students can attend Delaware Technical Community College for free. Learn more.


Inspire Scholarship

This scholarship offsets the cost of tuition at Delaware State University. Students must graduate with a GPA above 2.75, stay enrolled as a full-time student, and complete 10 hours of community service each semester at DSU. Learn more.


B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline March 4, 2019

  • Legal residents of Delaware
  • High school seniors with an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a combined score of 1290 on the SAT or an equivalent score on the ACT
  • Enroll full-time at the University of Delaware
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) prior to the application deadline

Award

  • Full tuition, required fees, room, board, and books at the University of Delaware
  • Renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • One award/year

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

In honor of the former Speaker of the State House of Representatives

Application deadline March 4, 2019

  • Legal residents of Delaware
  • U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
  • High school seniors with an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and a combined score of at least 1000 on the SAT or the equivalent score on the ACT
  • Enroll full-time at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University
  • Major in the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to political science majors.
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) prior to the application deadline.

Award

  • Full tuition, required fees, room, board, and books at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University
  • Renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • One award/year/school

Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

In honor of the first African-American State Senator in Delaware

Application deadline March 4, 2019

  • Legal residents of Delaware
  • U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
  • High school seniors with an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a combined score of at least 1000 on the SAT or the equivalent score on the ACT
  • Enroll full-time at Delaware State University
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) prior to the application deadline

Award

  • Full tuition, required fees, room, board, and books at Delaware State University.
  • Renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • One award/year

Delaware Solid Waste Authority John P. “Pat” Healy Scholarship

Deadline March 4, 2019

  • Must be legal residents of Delaware and U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who are high school seniors or full-time college students in their freshman or sophomore years
  • Must major in either environmental engineering or environmental sciences at a Delaware college
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) prior to the application deadline
  • Based on financial need, academic performance, community or school involvement, and leadership ability.

Award

  • $2,500 for first place recipient
  • $1,500 for second place recipient
  • Renewable for up to three additional years if a 3.0 GPA is maintained
  • A formal presentation will be made by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority to the recipients

First State Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship

Deadline March 4, 2019

  • Legal residents of Delaware who are high school seniors or former graduates seeking to further their education.
  • Must have been a resident of a manufactured home for at least one year prior to the application.
  • May be used for any type of accredited two- or four-year degree program, or for any accredited training, licensing, or certification program.
  • Full- or part-time (at least 7 credits) enrollment in an accredited program is acceptable.
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Evaluated on scholastic record, financial need and personal/professional recommendations.

Award

  • Varies, up to $1000 per student for up to four awards
  • Award recipients can reapply annually.