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Merit-based recruitment programs – loan forgiveness provisions for qualified state employment

Speech-Language Pathologist Incentive Program

Deadline: Submit the Scholarship Application by 4:30 p.m. June 1, 2017.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time students in a graduate program preparing them for a speech-language pathologist license.
  • Employees of a Delaware public school or a provider of the Birth to 3 Early Intervention System program may enroll part-time. (See www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dms/epqc/birth3/ directry.html)

Award: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, fees and other direct educational expenses. Renewable for one additional year. Loan forgiveness provision at a rate of two years of employment as a licensed speech-language pathologist in a Delaware public school or a provider of the Birth to 3 Early Intervention System program for one year of loan.

Note: Students enrolling in undergraduate and graduate-level speech-language pathology and audiology degree programs may also be eligible for in-state tuition at public colleges in 15 southern states. See information about the Academic Common Market.


Optometry Incentive Program

Deadline: Submit the Scholarship Application by 4:30 p.m. June 1, 2017.

Eligibility: Full-time students enrolled in a program preparing them for licensure as an optometrist in Delaware.

Award: $4,000 renewable for three additional years. Loan forgiveness provision at a rate of one year of employment as an optometrist in Delaware for one year of loan.

For instructions on how to apply, click here.