B. Bradford Barnes Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility requirements:

    • Legal residents of Delaware
    • High school seniors who rank in upper quarter of class and have a combined score of 1290 on the SAT
    • Enroll full-time at the University of Delaware
    • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) prior to the application deadline


    • Full tuition, required fees, room, board, and books at the University of Delaware
    • Renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • One award/year


    • All application materials must be submitted by 4:30 pm on March 5, 2018.

    To apply:

    You can apply online by completing the application on the Delaware Higher Education Office's secure Student Account Access site. First-time users must create a student account before proceeding to the application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed, you must provide all of the required information:

    1. Complete application, including activities.
    2. Complete essay of no less than 1,000 and no more than 1,200 words, excluding headings and footnotes. Word count will be verified.

      Choose one of the following essay titles:

      • With the continuing economic challenges facing the U.S. and the international community, what strategies would you implement to ensure that the next generation will be able to afford college, find rewarding employment, and save for the future?

      • Every generation is different from the previous generation in important ways. How is your generation different from that of your parents? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.

      • If you could invent something new, what product would you develop? Use specific details to explain why this invention is needed.

    3. Provide academic information to the Delaware Higher Education Office For students attending Delaware public or charter high schools: The Delaware Higher Education Office will access your 9 th through 11 th grade unweighted cumulative GPA and SAT scores through eSchool.

      For home-schooled students or students attending private high schools in Delaware : Please send a copy of your SAT scores and your 9 th through 11 th grade high school transcript showing your unweighted cumulative GPA directly to the Delaware Higher Education Office by the scholarship deadline.

    4. FAFSA filed prior to the deadline.
Last Modified on May 8, 2018