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2016-17 Delaware scholarship application now available

Delaware residents interested in applying for scholarships, grants and professional incentive loans to pursue a postsecondary education during next academic year school year should visit the Delaware Goes to College website at  http://delawaregoestocollege.org/ for the 2016-17 application. This past year Delaware awarded $3.1 million in merit scholarships and incentive loans and more than $6 million in SEED and Inspire scholarships to Delaware students.


 

New this year, the 2015-2016 Delaware Scholarship Compendium: A Guide for College-Bound Students is available online at http://scholarships.delawaregoestocollege.org/. The online Scholarship Compendium provides students a free, mobile way to find scholarships by category and deadline. Students and parents can search scholarships by eligibility requirements, such as county of residency, ethnicity or race, and profession – about 15 categories in all – as well as alphabetically or by deadline. Users then can drill down for more details, including links to applications.

 

Instructional videos for navigating the Scholarship Compendium are available in English and Spanish.

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1TH5mc0bT8

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4U3WDzgYdc&rel=0

 

Delaware Goes to College also has translated college application forms and materials in Spanish and Haitian-Creole. These documents are available online at:

Spanish: http://delawaregoestocollege.org/espanol/

Haitian-Creole: http://delawaregoestocollege.org/haitian-creole/

 

Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend Delaware State University or the University of Delaware are encouraged to visit http://delawaregoestocollege.org/ for applicable full scholarships (B. Bradford Barnes, Charles L. Hebner and Herman M. Holloway, Sr.) before March 5.  Full scholarship offers pay tuition, fees, room and board, and books for full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours each semester).

 

High school seniors also may apply for the Diamond State Scholarship. The scholarship is portable and may be used for full-time (12 or more credit hours each semester) enrollment at any non-profit, regionally accredited institution. The deadline for Diamond State also is March 5.

 

 

SEED and Inspire provide education to eligible Delaware students – from both public and non-public high schools – who earn a grade point average above 2.5 (SEED) or 2.75 (Inspire) on a 4.0 scale. SEED covers full tuition; Inspire covers up to $3,000 per year.

 
Alison May
alison.may@doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4006