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B. Bradford Barnes Scholarship

Amount: Tuition, fees, room and board;
Awards per Year: 1;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: February 6;
Other Dates: Recipients are determined by Feb. 7.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors who rank in the top 25% of their class and score 1200 or higher in their SAT or 27 or better on their ACT.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 3.0
Class Rank Percentile: Top 25%
Residency: Delaware
Student Attends School In: Delaware
Student Plans To Attend: University of Delaware
Other Comments: Applicants must score 1200 or more on the SAT and 27 or more on the ACT. Recipient must attend the University of Delaware full-time. The award can be renewed up to three times.
Application Requirements: Application Form, Transcript, Essay, ACT Scores, SAT Scores
Contact: Visit the website below to complete an online application form.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/barnes.shtml


Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others

Amount: Tuition and fees at a Delaware public college; adjusted for other colleges;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Delaware
Student Attends School In: Delaware
Parent Employment: Law Enforcement
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
Other Descriptors: MIA, POW, Deceased.
Other Comments: Parent of the applicant must be a deceased in service, POW, or MIA veteran, or a police officer killed in the line of duty. Applicants must be between 16 and 24 years of age and be a full- or part-time student at a state-supported institution. Applications must be completed four weeks before classes begin.
Contact: Applications can be found at the Higher Education Commission you can e-mail them at: e-mail: [email protected]
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/vets.shtml

Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program

Amount: At least $1,000;
Awards per Year: Up to 50;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 31;
Other Dates: Recipients are determined by July 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
GPA: 2.75
Class Rank Percentile: Top 50%
Residency: Delaware
Student Plans To Attend: Wilmington College, Delaware State University, Goldey-Beacom College, University of Delaware, Wesley College, Widener University
Other Comments: This is a merit-based loan for students pursuing a teaching certificate and is renewable for up to four years. The loan is repaid through teaching service in Delaware, preferably in an area lacking enough teachers. Applicants must score 1050 or higher on the SAT or 25 or higher on the ACT. High school seniors must graduate in the upper half of their class; undergraduate students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or better with 12 or more credit hours. Check the website below for critical needs they may have for the year you apply.
Application Requirements: ACT Scores, SAT Scores
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/christa.shtml

Delaware Nursing Incentive Program

Amount: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, fees, and other direct educational expenses.
Awards per Year: 6;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 31.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: Nursing
GPA: 2.5
Residency: Delaware
Other Personal Descriptors: Female
Other Comments: This merit-based loan must be repaid by at least one year of nursing service at a Delaware hospital. Applicants can be pursuing an Associate Degree in nursing or Registered Nurse diploma. There are four awards for Bachelor of Science degrees, one for Adult Practical Nurse diploma, and one for Licensed Practical Nurse diploma.
Application Requirements: Application Form
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/nursing.shtml

Delaware Optometry Incentive

Amount: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, fees, and other direct educational expenses.
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Optometry
Residency: Delaware
Other Comments: This loan is available to residents of Delaware who meet academic requirements and enroll at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. After graduation, students must repay loan through service or in currency.
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/optometry.shtml

Diamond State Scholarship

Amount: $1,250
Awards per Year: Up to 50;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 28
Other Dates: Recipients are determined by May 16.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Class Rank Percentile: Top 25%
Residency: Delaware
Student Attends School In: Delaware
Other Comments: Applicants must score 1800 or more on the SAT or 27 or more on the ACT and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours at an accredited Delaware institution.
Application Requirements: SAT Scores, ACT Scores
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/diamond_scholarship.shtml

Governor’s Workforce Development Grant

Amount: 65% of tuition but no more than $2,000 per year;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Delaware
Student Attends School In: Delaware
Other Comments: Applicants must be 18 or older, be employed, and attending school on a part-time (11 or fewer credits) basis. Applicant can be employed with a small business (100 or fewer employees), self-employed, or employed by a company that does not offer tuition assistance. Please visit the website below to read specific criteria requirements and a list of participating colleges.
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/workforce.shtml

Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition, fees, and room and board;
Awards per Year: 1;
Deadline: March 14.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors who rank in upper half of class.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 3.25
Residency: Delaware
Student Attends School In: Delaware
Student Plans To Attend: Delaware State University
Other Comments: This award is open to high school seniors who have a combined SAT score of 1350 or a 20 on the ACT and enroll full time at Delaware State University.
Application Requirements: ACT Scores, SAT Scores, Application Form
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/holloway.shtml

Librarian and Archivist Incentive Loan Program

Amount: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, fees, and other direct educational expenses
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable;
Deadline: March 28.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Library Science, Informational Sciences
Residency: Delaware
Other Comments: This award is open to Delaware residents who meet academic requirements and enroll in an American Library Association accredited master’s degree program of library and information science. Academic record, community service, and financial need are all taken into account.
Application Requirements: Application Form, Financial Need Analysis, Transcript
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/librarian.shtml

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship

Amount: $1,500;
Awards per Year: 16;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 31;
Other Dates: Recipients are determined by May 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: High school seniors who rank in upper quarter of class or GED recipients with a minimum score of 300
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Class Rank Percentile: Top 25%
Residency: Delaware
Other Comments: Applicants must score a combined 1800. The award can be renewed up to three times. Applicant must be at least a part-time student at an accredited institution.
Application Requirements: SAT Scores, ACT Scores
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/byrd_scholarship.shtml

Scholarship Incentive Program, SCIP

Amount: Base Award plus a Merit Based Increase if the student is eligible;
Awards per Year: Approximately 1,500;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable;
Deadline: April 15.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All Undergrads, College Graduate Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 2.5
Residency: Delaware
Student Attends School In: Delaware, Pennsylvania
Other Comments: Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at an accredited university in Delaware or Pennsylvania unless the student’s declared major is not offered in those states.
Contact: Use the online FAFSA form to apply.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/scip.shtml


Speech Language Pathologist Incentive Program

Amount: Not to exceed cost of tuition, books, and fees;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 28.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students, College Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: Speech and Hearing Science
Residency: Delaware
Student Attends School In: Delaware
Other Comments: This loan is available to residents of Delaware who meet academic requirements and enroll in a graduate program at a Delaware university which will prepare them for speech/language pathology licenses. After graduation, students may repay loan through service.
Contact: Visit the website link below to fill out an online application.
Website:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/dhec/how_to_apply/financial_aid/FA_webpages/speech.shtml

 

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