Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

  • In honor of the former Speaker of the State House of Representatives

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Legal residents of Delaware
    • U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
    • High school seniors who rank in upper half of class and have a combined score of 1000 on the SAT
    • Enroll full-time at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University
    • Major in the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to political science majors.
    • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) prior to the application deadline.

    Eligible majors include:

    University of Delaware

    • Anthropology
    • Art
    • Art Conservation
    • Art History
    • Black American Studies
    • Communications
    • Comparative Literature
    • Continental European Studies
    • Criminal Justice
    • East Asian Studies
    • Economics
    • English
    • Foreign Languages & Literatures
    • History
    • Human Services
    • International Relations
    • Languages
    • Latin American Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Women's Studies

    Delaware State University

    • Art
    • Criminal Justice
    • English
    • History
    • Foreign Languages
    • Mass Communications
    • Music
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Sociology


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


    • All application materials must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. 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 establish an account and provide a valid email and mailing address before proceeding to the application.

    Incomplete applications cannot be processed.  You must provide all of the required information:

    1. Completed application, including activities.
    2. 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