Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Delaware Community Foundation’s Scholarship Opportunities Homepage. Thank you for your interest in our scholarship programs.

*The scholarship application period is now closed until December, 2018. *

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply for scholarships, you must first complete a general application and, if notified by email, you can then apply for specific scholarships to which you might be eligible.

IMPORTANT: You can save your application at any time by clicking “Save and Keep Editing” at the bottom of the form. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FINISH THE APPLICATION IN ONE SITTING.
Note: Required fields are marked with an asterisk.

If at any time, you have questions or need assistance, please call 302-856-4393 from 9am-4pm or email ksheridan@delcf.org. Messages left will be answered within 24 hours.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Achievement Scholarship for Students with a History of Chronic Illness
Applicants must have experienced a health-related issue documented by a medical professional, which lasted at least six months and impaired the...
Applicants must have experienced a health-related issue documented by a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$20,000.00 Atlantis Scholarship for Excellence
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Indian River High School, Sussex County, Delaware, pursuing a four-year degree program in any field of...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Indian River High School,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $20,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Barbara Kimmey Pierce Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School pursuing a Registered Nurse certificate or degree.
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School pursuing a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Beekhuis Scholarship
Applicant must be residing in New Castle County, DE, pursuing a degree in chemistry, physics, biology, other science, mathematics, or music, and...
Applicant must be residing in New Castle County, DE, pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Bethel AME Church Community Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior who is not a member of the church, enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited institution. Preference...
Applicant must be a graduating senior who is not a member of the church,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Cape Henlopen Taxpayers for Fair Elections Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior at Cape Henlopen High School, enrolling in an accredited institution of higher learning, college or trade...
Applicant must be a graduating senior at Cape Henlopen High School,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Chester T. Dickerson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduate of a public high school, vocational or technical school or other form of public 9-12 grade education, as well as...
Applicant must be a graduate of a public high school, vocational or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Chris Cordrey Student Athletic Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Sussex Central High School, who has lettered in at least one sport and shows financial need.
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Sussex Central High School, who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Citibank (Delaware) National Academy of Finance Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of the National Academy of Finance program at Howard High School or any other participating Delaware High...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of the National Academy of Finance...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Cloutier-Valenti Legacy Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lee High School, Lee, MA; Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT; or Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes, DE; ...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lee High School, Lee, MA;...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CSC Student Opportunity Grant
Applicant must be a child of a current, full-time employee of CSC (must be employed for at least one year), enrolling at an accredited institution.
Applicant must be a child of a current, full-time employee of CSC (must...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Delaware Youth Leadership Scholarship
Applicant must be a student leader in the Jefferson Awards YSI Program, Delaware Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) program, Delaware Youth...
Applicant must be a student leader in the Jefferson Awards YSI Program,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$20,000.00 Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School with a GPA of 3.0 or higher pursuing full-time a 2- or 4-year degree at an accredited...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School with a GPA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $20,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Dr. Leroy Christophe Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Wilmington, DE and a graduating senior enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited institution. Preference...
Applicant must be a resident of Wilmington, DE and a graduating senior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$4,000.00 Eleanor B. and Henry H. Stroud, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a Delaware resident enrolling in an accredited school of medicine. Awards will be based on the applicant’s demonstrated...
Applicant must be a Delaware resident enrolling in an accredited school...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Elisabeth C. Tassone Oncology Scholarship Fund
Applicants must have graduated from Woodbridge High School and are studying to be a nurse in the field of oncology. They should be in their second...
Applicants must have graduated from Woodbridge High School and are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automotive) Foundation Scholarship
Applicant must be a Delaware resident with a current GPA of 2.75 attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university, community...
Applicant must be a Delaware resident with a current GPA of 2.75...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Garbutt Family Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School showing financial need and pursuing a 4-year degree at an accredited college or...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School showing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$4,000.00 Generation III GreenSense Scholarship
Applicant must be a Delaware resident attending or planning to attend one of the following institutions: University of Delaware, Delaware Technical...
Applicant must be a Delaware resident attending or planning to attend...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
$4,000.00 Generation III Scholarship
Applicant must be a Delaware resident and attending or planning to attend one of the following institutions: University of Delaware, Delaware...
Applicant must be a Delaware resident and attending or planning to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Geneva Pepper Morris Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a female graduating from Cape Henlopen High School, showing financial need, and pursuing a degree in business, or any...
Applicant must be a female graduating from Cape Henlopen High School,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Hastings Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Laurel High School, male or female, with a B average or higher, who has lettered in any sport, pursuing a...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Laurel High School, male or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 J.D. O’Connor Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Sussex County high school, enrolling in an accredited Delaware institution.
Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Sussex County high school,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$750.00 James H. Postles Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School seeking further education.
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School seeking...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$750.00 James L. Davis Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School showing financial need, distinguished in academic achievement, community service and...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Milford High School showing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Janosik Family Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Eastern Shore High School (Sussex or Kent Co. in Delaware or Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset or...
Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Eastern Shore High School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jill Biden Scholarship - Biden Breast Health Initiative
Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Delaware high school and a Delaware resident pursuing a career in health care or education at an...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Delaware high school and a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 John A. & Louise V. Maslin Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior in the Brandywine School District (attending either Brandywine, Concord or Mt. Pleasant High School) pursuing...
Applicant must be a graduating senior in the Brandywine School District...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$5,000.00 John B. & Marion A. Smitheman Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of any Kent County public school, pursuing a degree in engineering at a Delaware institution.
Applicant must be a graduating senior of any Kent County public school,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 John J. & Rita D. Ryan Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Caesar Rodney High School pursuing a career in education and teaching and accepted at an accredited...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Caesar Rodney High School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$5,000.00 John M. Roca Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Cape Henlopen High School with a 3.5 GPA, pursuing a degree in agricultural and natural resource...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Cape Henlopen High School with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Keisha M. Michael Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be an African-American graduating senior residing in New Castle County with a minimum 2.5 GPA, enrolling in an Historically Black...
Applicant must be an African-American graduating senior residing in New...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$8,000.00 Kelly Family Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating female student of Caesar Rodney High School showing financial need and distinguished in academic achievement,...
Applicant must be a graduating female student of Caesar Rodney High...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Margaret A. Stafford Nursing Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Delaware and accepted at an accredited college or university’s nursing program; Must be initiating or furthering...
Applicant must be a resident of Delaware and accepted at an accredited...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Margaret F. Moore Foundation Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Delaware, preferably Sussex County. (Other counties will be considered if no Sussex County applicants exist) ...
Applicant must be a resident of Delaware, preferably Sussex County....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$5,000.00 Margaret L. Richey Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Delaware and accepted at an accredited college or university to initiate a Pre-Med course of study, with the intent...
Applicant must be a resident of Delaware and accepted at an accredited...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Mark B. Holzman Scholarship
Applicant must be a Delaware resident and must have successfully graduated from an accredited undergraduate college or university. Applicant must...
Applicant must be a Delaware resident and must have successfully...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Milford High School Alumni Scholarship
Applicant must be academically outstanding graduating senior of Milford High School exhibiting academic achievement, leadership, initiative and...
Applicant must be academically outstanding graduating senior of Milford...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Philip L. Bartlett Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior planning to attend the University of Delaware and show financial need.
Applicant must be a graduating senior planning to attend the University...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Ryan R. Wagner Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Middletown High School or Appoquinimink High School, enrolling in the University of Delaware engineering...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Middletown High School or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Sussex Foundation Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, and must have completed eighth grade at Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences. Applicant must be...
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, and must have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Thurman G. Adams and Hilda McCabe Adams Family Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior or college student who resides within the state of Delaware, with prefence to Sussex County residents,...
Applicant must be a graduating senior or college student who resides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 V. George & Jeannette M. Carey Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior within the state of Delaware; Preference is given to those residing within former Representative Carey’s 36th...
Applicant must be a graduating senior within the state of Delaware;...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 William J. & H. Virginia Miller Jr. Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior of St. Thomas More Academy with a minimum 2.75 GPA pursuing a degree in a business-related field at an...
Applicant must be a graduating senior of St. Thomas More Academy with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 MATRA Scholarship
Applicant must be a current MATRA (Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association) member or immediate family member. (Current = dues paid in full for...
Applicant must be a current MATRA (Manufacturers and Tent Renters...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Bethel AME Church Family Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior who has been an active member of the church enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited institution....
Applicant must be a graduating senior who has been an active member of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended