Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)
Application and Deadline for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
The application process for ScIP requires three steps:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2017.
- Provide your academic records to the Delaware Higher Education Office by June 30, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see below for steps on how to submit your academic records.
If you are a current high school student attending a Delaware public or Charter school the Delaware Higher Education Office will import your academic records from Delaware Department of Education files.
If you are a high school student who is home schooled or attending a private school in Delaware please forward an unofficial copy of your final transcript showing an un-weighted cumulative GPA to the Delaware Higher Education Office by June 30, 2017.
If you are a current college/university student please forward a copy of your unofficial transcript to DHEO after spring 2017 grades have posted. Alternatively you could forward the Academic Record Request form to the Registrars office at your school and request that they complete it once spring grades have posted and return it to DHEO by June 30, 2017. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Registrar's office sends the completed form by the deadline. Late forms will not be accepted.
If you are not currently enrolled in college or high school please send your most recent academic records to the Delaware Higher Education office.
- Log onto your student account atwww.de.gov/scholarshipsto provide your anticipated college enrollment information for 2017-2018 by June 30, 2017.
NOTE: All communications regarding deadlines for additional information are sent to the email address you provide in your FAFSA. Check your email frequently. To avoid delivery problems, you should add our originating e-mail address (email@example.com) to your address book or safe list.
You can complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA online beginning October 1, 2016, and you can apply for an FSA ID at any time. Your FSA ID can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.
ScIP grants are non renewable. Your FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by April 15 each year and you must provide an unofficial transcript and enrollment information by June 30, 2017 to be reviewed for ScIP eligibility.
- Legal residents of Delaware
- U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
- Demonstrate substantial financial need, as determined using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA )
- Have a minimum cumulative, unweighted grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, (grades submitted on a weighted scale will be recalculated to unweighted)
- Enroll full-time in an undergraduate degree program at a nonprofit, regionally accredited institution ( http://www.chea.org/default.asp ) in Delaware or Pennsylvania
- Or enroll full-time at a nonprofit, regionally accredited college in an undergraduate or graduate degree program that is not offered at the University of Delaware ( http://www.udel.edu/academics ), Delaware State University ( http://www.desu.edu/academics ) or Delaware Technical Community College ( https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/programs-study ).
- Graduate degree programs at the public colleges in Delaware (the University of Delaware or Delaware State University) are not eligible .
- Minors, non-degree, diploma, certificate, or continuing education programs are not eligible .
- Independent study, individualized majors, co-operative programs and other arranged or negotiated programs of study are not eligible.
- A student cannot receive the Scholarship Incentive Program for more than 5 years for either undergraduate or graduate study
- Not to exceed tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses , excluding winter and summer sessions.
- Students must demonstrate financial need, as determined by FAFSA, and be in an eligible program of study to receive an award. GPA is used to determine award amount.
- Awards will be made after July 1. Check your email frequently.
- Graduate awards: $1,000/year
- Undergraduate awards: $700 to $2,200/year, depending on GPA, as follows:
GPA Range Need Base Merit Supplement Total Award
3.75 - 4.0
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.75 - 2.99
2.50 - 2.74
Less than 2.50