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Scholarships

*****This page is updated each time a new local scholarship is received by the counseling office.*****
 
 
 
Rolling Application
 
Create an account to access all the available scholarship opportunities for Delaware students.
 
This is a new scholarship and recognizes one individual a month.  Each student recognized will be considered for the $1000 scholarship in May 2022.  Any high school senior who has been accepted to a post high school program is eligible.
 
 
September Scholarships
 
Quest Bridge National College Match - Due September 28, 2021
Is open to high-achieving, low-income high school seniors.  Please refer to the link above for more information.
 
October Scholarships
 
AES Engineering Scholarships - Due October 8, 2021
This award is available to high school seniors nation wide who plan on attending a post secondary educational facility.  You are NOT required to be taking engineering courses.
 
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship - Due October 31, 2021 by 5pm Eastern Time
Any current high school senior in the nation who carries a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
 
Any senior planning on attending accredited college or university who demonstrates financial need.  Also should be involved in co-curricular and community service activities and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
 
Wendy's High School Heisman - Due October 19, 2021 by 3pm Eastern Time
National scholarship opened to male and female athletes with a B average and participation in a minimum of one eligible sport.  Please refer to the scholarship link above for more information.
 
November Scholarships
 
Milford Elks Lodge, Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs - Due November 15, 2021 by 11:59pm Pacific Time
 
The Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications are available online beginning September 1, 2021.
 
December Scholarships
 
$2,000 per year renewable for up to four years.  All Delaware resident students applying for full-time Freshman admission for the Fall of 2022 into the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware before December 10, 2021 will be considered for this scholarship.  NO ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OR ESSAY REQUIRED.  
 
Mar-Del Watermelon Association Scholarship - Application and essay must be postmarked by December 15, 2021
Any Delaware or Maryland high school senior enrolling in college for undergraduate studies in the fall of 2022.  Intended major must be in agriculture or related field (forestry, aquaculture, animal science, plant science, ag-business, ag-economics, ag-engineering, biology, chemistry, or genetics).
 
One time award of $1,500 to $4,000 for Freshman year for any graduating Senior who will enroll in an Engineering Program at an ABET accredited college/university in the Fall of 2022.  Minimum SAT scores: Math - 600, Verbal - 500, Writing - 500.
 
One time award (scholarship value to be determined) for any female high school senior enrolling in an Engineering Program at an ABET accredited college/university in the Fall of 2022.  Minimum SAT scores: Math - 600, Verbal - 500, or Minimum ACT scores: Math - 29, English - 25.
 
 
 
January Scholarships
 
Ron Brown Scholar Program - Application must be postmarked or emailed by January 9, 2022
Renewable four-year scholarship available to any African-American Senior planning to attend a four-year college/university demonstrating financial need and an interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and/or global citizenship.
 
One time award of $2,500 to any Delaware Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an outstanding leadership and community service record.  Requires an essay and two letters of recommendation.
 
Any student on the Delmarva Peninsula with a focus on music performance, education, or composition.
 
Any African American senior who excels academically and exhibits exceptional leadership potential.  This is a national scholarship, please refer to the link for more information.
 
Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.  Please refer to the link for more information.
 
 February Scholarships
 
AAUW, Dover Branch Scholarship due Feb. 1
Any public high school senior in Kent County 
 
A one time award of $10,000 for a high school senior who will be attending an accredited college/university in the fall of 2022.  Students who are chosen at the state level will move on to compete at the National level.  Applicants are required to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, must hold a valid hunting license, be an active member of the NWTF, demonstrate leadership qualities, and submit an essay along with two letters of recommendations.
 
The Dover Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) deadline for submission is February 1, 2021.
Qualified applicants must be female high school seniors graduating in 2021 and attending a college or university in the fall of 2021. Please see attached forms below for application details.
 
Please refer to link above for more information.
 
Any student that receive their electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.  (DEL-COOP members eligible) for more information please visit the link above. 
 
Any female student graduating from a Delaware State public high school that is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and has a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
 
Female Kent County high school students pursuing higher education goals and planning to attend an accredited four year institution of higher learning.
Cover Page can be found here.
 
AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness due Feb. 15
Any high school senior entering an accredited four-year college.
 
Two scholarships are available to students seeking a bachelor's degree at an eligible 1890 and 1994 Land-Grant University in the field of agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related field.
 
Click on the link above to see a list of eligible 1890 and 1994 Land-Grant Universities and to apply for the scholarship.
 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter 
Any female high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA
 
American Hotel and Lodging Association Foundation due February
Any high school senior through graduate student who is pursuing a hospitality management degree.
 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) due February
Any graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student of Hispanic heritage with a 3.0 GPA.  Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card
 
 
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) is a program providing scholarships and  professional development opportunities directed at furthering science, technology,  engineering and math (STEM) education in students from underrepresented communities. If  selected, the student will receive a $40,000 scholarship award. This award will be disbursed  in the amount of $10,000 per year, for four (4) years, and will go directly to the institution in  which the student is enrolled. Selected students will also receive internship preparation and  placement, leadership training, mentoring and access to the AIChE student networking  opportunities. 
 
State of Delaware Scholarships - Due Friday, February 25, 2022 by 4:30PM EST
​​​​​​​Any high school senior demonstrating financial need and academic excellence are invited to apply for State of Delaware Scholarships, which may cover full tuition, fees, room, board, and books.
  • Scholarships at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University:
    • B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship
    • Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship
    • Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  • At any accredited institution in the country:
    • Diamond State Scholarship
March Scholarships
 
Any high school seniors who are daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, and great-grandsons of veterans who served in the armed forces during the eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Eligibility dates are April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918 (WWI) and any time after December 7, 1941.
 
Achievement Scholarship for Students with a History of Chronic Illness Fund due March 15
Graduating senior who has a documented illness that has impacted their ability to attend school
 
Any Delaware senior entering an accredited college pursuing a degree in a secretarial program.
 
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship due March 15
Any high school senior who has faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives. Must meet financial need eligibility, be a U.S. citizen, and have 2.0 GPA or higher.
 
Renewable four year scholarship available for a Milford High School Senior with a 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need and planning to obtain a two year or four year degree. ***See this link for full scholarship criteria***
 
Phillip L. Barlett Scholarship due March 15
Any high school senior planning to attend University of Delaware who demonstrates financial need.
 
Dr. Jill Biden Scholarship - Biden Breast Health Initiative due March 15
Any graduating Delaware senior and Delaware resident pursuing a career in health care or educations at any accredited post-secondary institution.
 
Buffalo Soldiers of Delaware Motorcycle Club Scholarship Due March 15
Graduating Delaware high school senior.
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Graduating high school senior living within former Representative Carey's 36th Legislative District including Ellendale, Lewes, Lincoln, Milford, Milton, and Slaughter Beach who is pursuing a degree in agriculture (preferred) or educational field.
 
Ken Cicerale Memorial Music Scholarship Due March 15
Graduating senior pursuing a music major at an accredited four-year institution.
 
Two $1,500 scholarships available to any Kent County senior with a minimum "B" average and displaying good citizenship.
 
Graduating senior from Sussex County pursuing a career in agriculture, agribusiness, or a green energy-related field.
 
PNC Bank Scholarships (5) - Open February 1, 2022 Through March 30, 2022 - ALL PNC Bank Scholarship Applications are Due March 30, 2022 by 3:00pm CT
 
***See links below for requirements for specific scholarship awards*** 
  1. Wilbur E. Postles Award - Due March 30, 2022 by 3:00pm CT
  2. Evelyn E. Stricklin Award - Due March 30, 2022 by 3:00pm CT
  3. Howard and Edna Postles Award - Due March 30, 2022 by 3:00pm CT
  4. Hern Education Fund - Due March 30, 2022 by 3:00pm CT
  5. H. Fletcher Brown Award - Due 30, 2022 by 3:00pm CT 
Any Delaware senior who is the son, daughter, or grandchild of a veteran, has financial need, and is studying nursing.
 
Any Delaware high school senior with an interest in water resources issues.
 
 
 
April Scholarships
 
Milton Garden Club Scholarship - Due April 1, 2022
Up to $3,000 awarded to a high school senior who legally resides in Sussex County, Delaware planning to attend college/university to study landscape, horticulture, plant science, soils, and/or environmental quality.  Award is based on financial need, academic achievement, community service, and leadership.
 
Any high school senior who resides and attends school in Kent County, Delaware.
 
Alpha Tau State Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, May B. Leasure Grant-in-Aid Due April 1
Any Delaware high school senior who is pursuing a degree in education.
 
Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship - Due April 1, 2022 by 11:59pm (PDT)
$5,000 scholarship that is renewable scholarship for up to four years awarded to a blood descendant of the Hmong.  Minimum GPA requirement 2.0 and must meet financial need requirements.
 
Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) - Due April 1, 2022 by 11:59pm (PDT)
Ten $5,000 scholarships available to economically challenged Taiwanese American seniors planning to attend an accredited college/university.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
 
An essay contest for any senior who is planning to major in education.
 
Sean A. Hudson Memorial Scholarship - Due the second Friday in April (April 8, 2022)
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Milford High School senior who displays a sense of service and cares deeply for the well-being of others.
 
The Inspiring Scholarship - Due April 10, 2022
Two $200 scholarships, made possible by The Inspiring Project, available to any Delaware high school senior or current college student.
 
Follow link for application and instructions. 
 
Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship Program Due April 15
Any high school senior pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering.
 
Any female high school senior residing in Kent County, Delaware with a 3.0 or higher GPA who has been accepted into a four-year college/university.  Requires two letters of recommendation and an essay.  Click on link above or email doverdeaauw@gmail.com for a link to the current application. 
 
$2,500 scholarship available to an female students pursuing a four-year degree in service - teaching, nursing, psychology, social work, clergy, etc.  Chosen candidate must commit to 50 hours of service at Girls, Inc. during the summer of 2022. 
 
Up to $1,000 awarded to a high school senior who demonstrates serving and investing in their community.
 
A $1,000 scholarship available to a Sussex County senior planning to attend Delaware State University demonstrating financial need.
 
General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program, U.S. Air Force Aid Society April 30
Any dependent son and/or daughter of Air Force members on active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
 
Corporal Stephen Ballard Memorial Scholarship April 1
Enrolled at Delaware State University majoring in criminal justice.
 
Edward W. Cooch, Jr. Environmental Scholarship Due April 15
Any Delaware high school senior with an interest in a career in water resources and the environment.
 
Delmarva Chicken Association College Scholarship Late April 
Any high school senior who is a resident of the Delmarva Peninsula: Delaware, Maryland's nine Eastern Shore counties, and two Virginia Eastern Shore counties pursuing a degree path leading to employment in Delmarva's chicken industry.
 
DIAA/Harry Roberts Senior Scholar - Athlete Awards Due April 15
Any 12th grade student enrolled at a Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association member high school.  Must have at least two varsity letters in each of two sports regulated by the DIAA during your high school career.
 
Dr. Teresa D. Drummond Scholarship, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) - Delaware Chapter Due April
Any Delaware resident pursuing an post-secondary education at a technical, associate, or undergraduate program.
 
The Elks Skilled Trades Scholarship Due April 15
Any high school senior residing in Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia planning to pursue vocational/technical skills training in an accredited post-secondary training schools.
 
High school seniors residing within the service area of the Milford Rotary Club (all of Milford School District) pursuing a degree in business, science, or education.
 
Rotary Traditional Scholarship - Due April 20, 2022
Two scholarships of $2,500 available to any high school senior within the area of the Milford Rotary Club (all of Milford School District) planning to attend college/university.  Award based on financial need, leadership skills, good character, and academic achievement.
 
Rotary Renewable Scholarship - Due April 20, 2022
Two renewable scholarships of $2,000 available to any high school senior within the area of the Milford Rotary Club (all of Milford School District) planning to attend college/university.
 
Rotary Warnell Scholarship - Due April 20, 2022
One $2,500 scholarship available to any high school senior within the area of the Milford Rotary Club (all of Milford School District) planning to attend college/university and major in a math or science field.
 
One $2,500 scholarship available to a member of the Rotary Interact Club within the area of the Milford Rotary Club (all of Milford School District).
 
One $2,500 scholarship available to any high school senior within the area of the Milford Rotary Club (all of Milford School District) awarded based on community service and academic record during the high school career.
 
One $500 scholarship available to any Milford High School senior based on academic performance, community service, and financial need.  Paper applications are available in the Guidance Office.
 
Student-View Scholarship Program - Due April 23, 2022
Open to high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college/university, a community college, or a career school.  There are no minimum test scores, GPA, essay, or fees.  The Student-View Program offers one $5,000, three $1,000, and ten $500 scholarships through a random drawing of all completed application.
 
A $1,500 renewable scholarship available to a Milford High School senior who plans to enroll as a full-time education major.
 
John P. "Pat" Healy Scholarship, Delaware Solid Waste Authority Due April 30
Any high school senior planning a degree in environmental engineering or environmental sciences at a Delaware college/university.
 
Antionette A. Hampton Scholarship due April
High school senior from Kent County, Delaware who is ranked in the top 20 percent of his/her graduating class planning to attend one of the historically black colleges/universities in the Fall
 
Charlotte King Scholarship Due April 3
African American/Black resident of Sussex County, Delaware graduating from a Sussex County, Delaware, public high school who is attending a public college/university in the Fall.
 
James A. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship, Delaware Lions Foundation Inc. Due April 1
Any high school senior who resides in Delaware and attends public high school in Delaware who demonstrates community service and leadership skills, demonstrates financial need, and has achieved high academic standing 
 
Wilbur E. Postles Scholarship Due April
High school seniors who have resided in Delaware for a minimum of four years and are ranked in the tip 20 percent of his/her class.
 
Ayn Rand, "Foundtainhead" Essay Contest Due April
Any junior or senior may submit an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on one of three topics available on the web page.
 
Rebekah Assembly of Delaware, Independent Order of Off Fellows Due April 15
Any Delaware high school senior planning to study at an accredited college/university.
 
Daniel and Lois Gray Memorial Scholarship - Due April 29, 2022, by midnight
Available University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing special education, psychology, linguistics, and speech pathology with a special interest in students with autism.  See link for further information and requirements.
 
Adults with Autism Scholarship - Due April 29, 2022, by midnight
For adults with an autism spectrum disorder who live in the state of Delaware, and who are pursuing college or a post-secondary educational experience.  See link for additional information and requirements.
 
Delaware Diabetes Coalition Inc. - Due April 30, 2022
Any Delaware high school who is living with a diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes pursuing a career in health care.
 
A $1,000 scholarship available to any senior graduating from a high school in Kent County, Delaware who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement  
 
 
May Scholarships
 
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) High School Senior Scholarship Due May 1
Any high school senior enrolling in an engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE
 
Girls Incorporated of Delaware (GIDE) Dr. Zanaida Otero-Gephardt Scholarship Due May 1
A graduating female senior of a Delaware high public high school who will pursue a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, math).
 
Girls Incorporated of Delaware (GIDE) Muriel E. Gilman Memorial Scholarship Due May 1
A graduating female senior of a Delaware high school who participated in the GIDE program.
 
Girls Inc. of Delaware Scholarship Program due May 1
Outstanding young women of Delaware who exemplify the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold while demonstrating a commitment to achieving academically and serving their community.
 
A $500 scholarship available to any Delaware senior or GED candidate who meets eligibility requirements and is planning to attend a two- or four- years college or university. 
 
 
Dennis Latina Scholarship, Port of Wilmington Maritime Society Due May 22
Any high school senior whose parent, grandparent, or legal guardian is employed by any company located at the Port of Wilmington.
 
The Monday Club - May 20, 2022
Any African American, Hispanic, or Native American descent senior attending high school in Delaware who is enrolling in a four-year degree program in the Fall.  Minimum GPA is 2.75.
 
VFW Post 7447 (Rehoboth Beach) Continuing Education Scholarship Due May
Any graduating senior who is a son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, or grandchild of an eligible VFW Post 7447 (Rehoboth Beach) member, including VFW Post 7447 Auxiliary, and VFW Post 7447 Armed Forces (DD-214) member.
 
White Scholarship due May 31
Any graduating African American high school student.
 
Ahl and O'Connor Orthodontics Scholarship Contest - Due May 31, 2022
One $750 scholarship awarded to a deserving high school senior who has been, or is, a patient with Ahl and O'Connor Orthodontics.  Applications available in the guidance office.