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    Top 49 Delaware Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Qiyam Stewart

    Qiyam Stewart a former Scholarships360 writer who focuses on scholarships and financial aid. As an Admissions Fellow at Kenyon College, Qiyam has worked in the admissions office and interviewed prospective high school students applying to Kenyon. Qiyam currently attends Kenyon College as a Philosophy major and double concentration in Law & Society and African Diaspora Studies.

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    Updated: May 4th, 2024

    Delaware might be known as one of the smallest states, but when it comes to finding Delaware scholarships, it is boundless! The “first state” offers something for students at every level of study. The following list has something for all scholarship seekers, so keep reading to find a match or two!

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    Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Delaware Higher Education Office

    30 awards worth $1,250
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Delaware Higher Education Office

    The Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship, formerly known as the Diamond State Scholarship, is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. High school…Show More

    The Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship, formerly known as the Diamond State Scholarship, is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. High school…Show More

    The Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship, formerly known as the Diamond State Scholarship, is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. High school applicants must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a score of at least 1290 on the SAT or an equivalent score on the ACT. Interested students can apply by completing the application on the Delaware Higher Education Office's secure Student Account Access site. If you're eligible, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and bear in mind that the scholarship runs from December to February of each year.Show Less

    30 awards worth $1,250
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    DTCC SEED Scholarship

    Offered by Delaware Technical Community College

    Multiple awards worth Undergraduate tuition
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Delaware Technical Community College

    Are you a Delaware resident who is pursuing an associate's degree, diploma, credit certificate, bachelor’s degree, or workforce training program at Delaware Technical Community College?…Show More

    Are you a Delaware resident who is pursuing an associate's degree, diploma, credit certificate, bachelor’s degree, or workforce training program at Delaware Technical Community College?…Show More

    Are you a Delaware resident who is pursuing an associate's degree, diploma, credit certificate, bachelor’s degree, or workforce training program at Delaware Technical Community College? If so, you may be eligible for the DTCC SEED Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards the costs of undergraduate tuition to multiple DTCC students. Recipients may continue to earn the scholarship for up to five years of courses as long as they enroll in at least 12 credit hours for their first semester and maintain continuous enrollment for at least two semesters in each successive academic year. They must also maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA to maintain the scholarship. If you're a current or incoming Delaware resident who will be attending DTCC, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading, and check out the DTCC site, to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Undergraduate tuition
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

    Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and organ transplant recipient under 25 years of age who resides in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey,…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and organ transplant recipient under 25 years of age who resides in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey,…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and organ transplant recipient under 25 years of age who resides in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware? If so, you may be eligible for the Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship annually awards $2,500 to one to four organ transplant recipients under the age of 25 who reside in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship

    Offered by National Association of Asian American Professionals - Philadelphia Chapter

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline May 24, 2024
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by National Association of Asian American Professionals - Philadelphia Chapter

    The NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Asian, college-bound high school seniors and current college students attending school in the Greater Philadelphia area.…Show More

    The NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Asian, college-bound high school seniors and current college students attending school in the Greater Philadelphia area.…Show More

    The NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Asian, college-bound high school seniors and current college students attending school in the Greater Philadelphia area. "Greater Philadelphia" includes the following counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Bucks (Pennsylvania), Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington (New Jersey), and New Castle County (Delaware). If you're a current or incoming Asian undergraduate student in Greater Philadelphia, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline May 24, 2024
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    DDOE Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)

    Offered by Delaware Higher Education Office

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Delaware Higher Education Office

    The DDOE Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP) awards legal residents of Delaware who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. The application process for ScIP requires three…Show More

    The DDOE Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP) awards legal residents of Delaware who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. The application process for ScIP requires three…Show More

    The DDOE Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP) awards legal residents of Delaware who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. The application process for ScIP requires three steps which can be seen at the scholarship site. Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at a nonprofit, regionally accredited institution in Delaware; or enrolled full-time in an out-of-state, nonprofit, regionally accredited college in an undergraduate or graduate degree program that is not offered at the University of Delaware, Delaware State University of Delaware Technical Community College. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Fresh Start Scholarship

    Offered by Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Freshman

    Offered by Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation

    The Fresh Start Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for women in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties in Delaware. This annual scholarship is awarded based…Show More

    The Fresh Start Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for women in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties in Delaware. This annual scholarship is awarded based…Show More

    The Fresh Start Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for women in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties in Delaware. This annual scholarship is awarded based on financial need, personal challenges, and academic record. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 20 years old, a Delaware resident, have taken a 2-year break from their education, and apply to attend any accredited college or university in Delaware. The application process includes questions about personal and professional life, and requires applicants to demonstrate financial need. Don't miss out on this chance to start fresh and pursue your dreams!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Freshman
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association Scholarships

    Offered by Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association

    Are you a library science student pursuing a career in law librarianship? If so, the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association Scholarships may be a great…Show More

    Are you a library science student pursuing a career in law librarianship? If so, the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association Scholarships may be a great…Show More

    Are you a library science student pursuing a career in law librarianship? If so, the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association Scholarships may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarships award $1,000 each to multiple library students who (1) have been accepted to and/or are registered at an ALA-accredited library school, (2) will continue enrollment for at least another semester or quarter, and (3) reside within the geographic area covered by GPLLA (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware). Preference will be given to those residing in the Tri-State area (the area of Pennsylvania east of the Susquehanna River, New Jersey south of and including Trenton, and all of Delaware). In addition to the monetary award, recipients will also receive a one-year membership to GPLLA. To apply, interested students must send their applications to [email protected] and [email protected] with "GPLLA Student Scholarship" in the subject line of the e-mail. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    DDC College Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Delaware Diabetes Coalition

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Delaware Diabetes Coalition

    The DDC College Scholarship is funded by the Delaware Diabetes Coalition, an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of all people in Delaware…Show More

    The DDC College Scholarship is funded by the Delaware Diabetes Coalition, an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of all people in Delaware…Show More

    The DDC College Scholarship is funded by the Delaware Diabetes Coalition, an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of all people in Delaware affected by diabetes through awareness, prevention, identification, and the dissemination of services and advocacy for diabetes. Each year, their DDC College Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship to a current or incoming college student with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Applicants must also be Delaware residents. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    St. Andrew’s Society of Washington DC Founders’ Scholarship

    Offered by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

    Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great…Show More

    Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great…Show More

    Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple post-secondary students of Scottish birth or heritage. Bear in mind that applicants from the United States must also hold permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (the District of Columbia, the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia). Other evaluation criteria include an identifiable need for financial assistance, a meritorious academic record, and an indication that the proposed course of study will materially contribute to the applicant's intellectual development and economic independence. Special attention will be given to applicants whose work would enhance public knowledge of Scottish history or culture. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund

    Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

    Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student residing in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware who is the child of a deceased organ,…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student residing in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware who is the child of a deceased organ,…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student residing in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware who is the child of a deceased organ, tissue, or cornea donor? If so, you may be eligible for the David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund. Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to the applicant who submits the best ~500-word essay "describing how donation has touched his or her life." Applicants must also be under the age of 25. If you're from Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware, and are the child of a deceased organ/tissue/cornea donor, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program

    Offered by Dunkin' Donuts

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Dunkin' Donuts

    Are you a college-bound high school senior or current university student attending college in Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? If so, we may have some…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior or current university student attending college in Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? If so, we may have some…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior or current university student attending college in Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? If so, we may have some good news for you! If you reside or attend university in a select number of counties in one of the above states, you may be eligible to apply for the Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program! Each year, the scholarship grants $5,000 to 20 lucky applicants who submit an application, letter of recommendation, and other required materials. The scholarship is funded by Dunkin’ Donuts but administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other educational support programs for corporations, associations, and individuals. If you’re a high school senior or college student in Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, keep on reading to find out if your county is eligible. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    2 awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

    The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

    The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian heritage). Applicants must be beginning a full-time accredited graduate studies program at a campus-based college or university in the United States. Documented and notarized proof may be requested by the selection committee if necessary. If you're a college student in the U.S. of Italian descent, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    2 awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply
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    How to win Delaware scholarships

    To win Delaware scholarships, it is important to understand the state’s unique qualities and how they can work to your advantage to win Delaware scholarships. Delaware is known for its thriving business and finance sectors, which means there are many scholarships available for students pursuing degrees in business and finance fields. Delaware is also home to many non-profit organizations that offer scholarships to students who are committed to making a positive impact within their communities. 

    Students may also want to look into scholarships related to Delaware’s rich East Coast history, such as scholarships for students studying American history or the history of the Delaware Valley. Delaware’s proximity to major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Philadelphia also make it an ideal location for students interested in pursuing a career in urban planning or transportation. Do your research so you can add the little details that will make your application stand out!

    Scholarship application resources for Delaware students

    Lots of scholarship applications require essays, so prepare yourself before you start writing! Learn how to  write an authentic essay about yourself as well as how to write a 250 word essay, how to write a 500 word essay and how to write a winning scholarship essay. Additionally, be sure to check out the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you will find and win Delaware scholarships!

    By researching the unique qualities of Delaware that make it a small but mighty state, students can increase their chances of finding scholarships that align with their interests and goals which can increase their chances of winning these Delaware scholarships! 

    Delaware student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, Delaware residents owe $4.8 billion in federal student loan debt, with student borrowers owing $37,559 on average (not including private loans). Over 53.1% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take less loans. Make sure that you apply to as many as you qualify for!

    Merit scholarships at Delaware colleges and universities

    University of Delaware

    • Eligibility: Residents of Delaware who are high school seniors and applying as first-years at University of Delaware. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA and take at least 12 credit hours per semester as well as complete the FAFSA
    • Amount: $1,000 to $6,000 per year
    • Deadline: Considered upon acceptance to University of Delaware

    Delaware State University

    • Eligibility: Delaware residents who are high school seniors entering Delaware State University as full-time, first-year students. Must have a 3.0+ GPA. Must have a 20+ or 1030+ SAT.
    • Amount: Up to full cost of tuition
    • Deadline: Considered upon acceptance to Delaware State University

    Wilmington University

    • Eligibility: Must be a student at or have been accepted to Wilmington University. Must have a 2.5+ GPA.
    • Amount: Varies up to full cost of tuition
    • Deadline: May 15 and November 1 

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

    In-state tuition costs in Delaware can be significantly lower than the out-of-state tuition rate. Therefore, it is an extremely attractive option for students looking to save money on their education to pay in-state tuition costs. 

    Here are a few well-known Delaware universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs: 

    University of Delaware

    • In-state tuition: $6,685
    • Out-of-state tuition: $17,945

    Delaware State University

    • In-state tuition: $7,038
    • Out-of-state tuition: $16,960

    Wondering how to become a Delaware resident to take advantage of in-state tuition? In order to establish residency in Delaware for tuition purposes, students must demonstrate that they have lived in Delaware for at least one year prior to enrollment in a university. This can include providing documentation such as a Delaware driver’s license, voter registration, or lease agreement. Additionally, students must demonstrate that they have the intent to remain in Delaware after graduation. However, residency requirements vary depending on the college, so students should check with their school’s admissions office for specific requirements to receive in-state tuition as a Delaware resident. 

    Delaware is not a member of any tuition reciprocity agreements. However, Delaware does participate in the Regional Contract Program with neighboring states, including Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This contract allows students pursuing professional health degrees from these states to attend the University of Delaware at in-state tuition rates. 

    Delaware scholarship spotlight

    Charles L. Hebner memorial scholarship

    • Eligibility: Delaware high school seniors with an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0.  Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program 
    • Amount: $1,250 per year
    • Deadline: During the third week of February each year

    Delaware Community Foundation

    • Eligibility: The Delaware Community Foundation offers a range of scholarships that are widely issued to students who meet certain eligibility requirements
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Varies

    Delaware SEED scholarship

    • Eligibility: The Delaware SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) scholarship program helps Delaware residents attend Delaware Technical Community College
    • Amount: Tuition, fees, and textbook costs are covered for up to two years
    • Deadline: Varies

    Additional Delaware resources

    Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO)

    The DHEO offers resources and information on scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities available to Delaware students. They also provide assistance with completing the FAFSA and the Delaware higher education office application (DHEO) for state financial aid. 

    Delaware Student Success Website

    This is a one-stop shopping website for students, parents, and teachers. It is run by the Delaware Department of Education and offers resources for students in middle school through college. There are step-by-step guides for the college application process as well as for finding and understanding funding for higher education.

    FAFSA guide

    On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Delaware students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

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    Frequently asked questions about Delaware scholarships

    Does Delaware have free college?

    The SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) Scholarship is a free-tuition program that allows Delaware students of all ages to pursue college degrees or workforce training certificates. The SEED scholarship program applies to  associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and workforce training programs at Delaware Tech. Degree seekers are eligible for up to five years of courses.

    Does the University of Delaware give full scholarships?

    Admitted students are automatically eligible for  academic merit scholarships at the University of Delaware (no separate application required). While most University of Delaware scholarships are around $1,000 to $6,000, need-based grants are available to cover the cost of tuition for full time students.

    What is the Destination Delaware scholarship?

    The Destination Delaware Scholarship is a scholarship for out-of-state students at the University of Delaware. It awards $10,000 per year to students who maintain a 3.0+ GPA and take at least 12 credit hours per semester.

    How much money can I receive from Delaware scholarships?

    The amount of money that students can receive from Delaware scholarships varies depending on the specific scholarship. Some scholarships may cover full tuition costs while others may provide a smaller amount.
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