How SAT scores directly impact college tuition costs

Back to Basics DelawareWhen asked why SAT scores matter, most students would answer with a reference to increased school options or a greater likelihood of acceptance to a top tier university. But, did you know that SAT scores can also directly impact college tuition?

A case in point is the DIAMOND STATE SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is available to high school students who are legal residents of Delaware and rank in upper quarter of their class. But, a key eligibility requirement is a combined SAT score of at least 1290.

The value of this scholarship is $1,250/year and is renewable for up to

Better Business Bureau of Delaware Education Foundation Scholarship deadline is January 10, 2018

Dropout rate in Delaware. How Back to Basics can help get staudents back on track!Attention Delaware high school seniors! The Better Business Bureau Foundation of Delaware Student Ethics Essay Scholarship program annually 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 university.

Scholarship Rules:

  • Applications and essays will be accepted only from high school students who will be seniors in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The applicant must have a desire to continue his/her education at an accredited college or university.
  • The recipient of the Scholarship will be

Students: Win $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000 through the Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. In fact, more than $7.1 million has been awarded to 306 brilliant young people through the Davidson Fellows Scholarship.

Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

Want to apply? Here’s what you need to know:

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Top 15 College Scholarships for Delaware students with DECEMBER deadlines!

How to win college scholarships,, Delaware college scholarshipsDoes the high cost of college tuition scare you? It should! College tuition costs are rising at an alarming rate across the country. But, there is good news for cash-strapped families of college-bound high school seniors. Scholarships offer “free money” for tuition and related expenses. And, unlike loans, scholarships don’t need to be repaid. This means fewer out-of-pocket costs and the potential to graduate with less student debt.

Here are 15 of the Top College Scholarships for Delaware students. But, please note, these have DECEMBER DEADLINES. So, it’s time to get started!

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship deadline is December 5

Need $5,000 for college tuition? The application period for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships runs now through December 5, 2017.

This scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5Give5 to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Hunger in America is real

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 41 million people living in the United States, including 13 million children, lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a …