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The Delaware Higher Education Commission provides many college scholarships for Delaware residents. These scholarships are only open to students who reside in Delaware. In order to be considered for these awards, all students must complete a FAFSA. Additional information on some of the available awards is listed below:
Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others provides funding to students under the age of 24 years of age who had a parent die in the line of duty. Children of state police officers and the Transportation Department are eligible.
Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program is open to students who are residents of both the U.S. and Delaware. In order to be considered, students must plan to enroll full-time at a college in Delaware. Other required criteria include: ranking within the top half of their graduating class, at least a 1570 on the SAT, at least a 2.75 grade point average, and planning to pursue a major in teaching. The highest priority is given to future teachers who intend a career in one of the critical need areas. A list of current critical needs can be found at the following website: http://dedoe.schoolwires.net/Page/1053. The amount of the award varies and is capped at the cost of tuition and fees. The award is renewable for three years. As a condition of receiving this award, students must agree to serve in a DE public school upon graduation.
Nursing Incentive Program is open to students who are residents of both the U.S. and DE. Students must plan to enroll in an RN or LPN program and hold at least a 2.5 GPA. In order to be eligible, students must have graduated within the top half of their high school class. Students who receive the award must agree to work in a state-owned clinic or hospital upon graduation. Additional information about this award can be found at this website: http://dedoe.schoolwires.net/Page/1050.
Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship is open to students of who are residents of both the U.S. and DE. In order to be eligible, students must have earned at least a 1350 on the SAT and have graduated within the top half of their high school class. Furthermore, they must plan to enroll on a full-time basis at either the Delaware State University or the University of Delaware. The highest priority will be given to political science majors and all applicants must plan to major in a degree within the humanities or social sciences field. Additional information about this award can be found here: http://dedoe.schoolwires.net/Page/1045.
Scholarship/Incentive Loan Program Information provides a full ride scholarship. In order to be eligible, students must live in DE and have graduated within the top 25% of their high school class. The award provides funding for full tuition, fees, room and board, and books. The award can be renewed for up to three years provided that the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average. Completed applications must be received prior to the March 5 deadline. More information can be found here: http://dedoe.schoolwires.net/Page/1044.
Author: Jeff Gitlen