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Need-based awards – not repaid

Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)

Deadline: April 15, 2017 The application process for ScIP requires three steps:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2017.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript by June 15, 2017 to
  • Log onto your student account at to provide your anticipated college enrollment information for 2017-2018 by June 15, 2017.

NOTE: Communications regarding deadlines for additional information are sent to the email address you provide in your student account. Check your email frequently. To avoid delivery problems, you should add our email address ( to your address book or safe list.


  • Demonstrate level of financial need established for 2017-18 (to be determined after July 1, 2017); and
  • Enroll full-time in an undergraduate degree program at a nonprofit, regionally accredited college in Delaware or Pennsylvania OR enroll full-time at a nonprofit, regionally accredited college in an undergraduate or graduate degree program that is not offered at a public college in Delaware; and
  • Have a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.5.

Restrictions: Certificate programs are not eligible. Graduate students attending a public college in Delaware are not eligible.


  • Not to exceed tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses, excluding winter and summer sessions.
  • Awards will be made after July 1. Check your email frequently.
  • Award is not renewable, students must reapply every year
  • Graduate awards: $1,000 per year
  • Undergraduate awards: $700 to $2,200 per year, depending on GPA, as follows:

GPA Range        Need Base           Merit Increase                 Total

3.75-4.0                   $700                           $1,500                              $2,200

3.50-3.74                 $700                          $1,200                               $1,900

3.25-3.49                $700                           $900                                  $1,600

3.00-3.24                $700                           $600                                 $1,300

2.75-2.99                 $700                          $300                                  $1,000

2.50-2.74                 $700                            0                                       $700

Governor’s Education Grant for Working Adults

Funded by the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO)

Deadline: Application can be accessed at and may be submitted through the close of the term or conclusion of the training program for which it is intended. Grants are nonrenewable.

You must reapply each term.

Eligibility: Assists underemployed working adult students seeking to acquire new or enhanced skills that will permit them to increase their earning potential in present or future employment. You must be 18 or older and a high school graduate or GED recipient. Applicants must meet all of the enrollment, employment, and income eligibility requirements that are listed online at

Award: Grant pays 65 percent of tuition and fees up to a maximum of $2,000/year. Participating colleges and adult education centers reduce tuition by 10 percent.

Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others

Deadline: April 15, 2017 Students can create an account and apply online at

Eligibility: Must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and have been a resident of Delaware for three or more consecutive years prior to the date of application. If applicant’s parent was a member of the armed forces, the parent must have been a resident of Delaware at the time of death or declaration of missing in action or prisoner of war status. Must be the child of one of the following: (1) member of the armed forces whose cause of death was service-related; who is being held or was held as a prisoner of war; or who is officially declared missing in action; (2) state police officer whose cause of death was service-related; or (3) state employee of the Department of Transportation routinely employed in job-related activities upon the state highway system whose cause of death was job-related.

Award: Limited to four years and will not exceed tuition and fees per academic year at a Delaware public college; or a Delaware private college, if applicant’s program of study is unavailable at a Delaware public college; or an out-of-state public or private college, if there is no institution in Delaware offering the program of study. Prorated for eligible students who choose to attend an institution that is out of this sequence.