About the Scholarship

The scholarship is recognized and is sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation, which is among the largest community foundations in the country. They help philanthropists and communities focus charitable resources for the benefit of the state.

The applicant for this scholarship must be an African-American graduating senior residing in New Castle County, enrolling in an Historically Black College or University. The main idea behind the scholarship is to support a student financially to pursue the degree of their dream.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant should complete the application which can be found on the DCF website. By submitting one application, the applicant will be considered for all the scholarships for which they are eligible.

  • Along with the application, the applicant must also submit an essay of 300 words describing his/her life goals and an essay of 500 words explaining a memorable life experience.

  • In addition to that, a student must also submit their official academic transcripts and ACT/SAT scorecards to prove their excellence in the academics.

  • A student must also submit their FAFSA application form, copy of SAR, copy of his/her parent's recent federal tax return to determine the financial position of an individual.


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

The award amounts to $1,000 per year. The total number of awards awarded varies and depends on the applications received for the current academic year.

All the necessary documents must be submitted to the financial aid department no later than March 15, 2020, to be eligible for the scholarship.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a graduating senior living in New Castle County and are planning to join a historically black college or a university.

  • Students who are involved in the community and church service is most preferred.

  • A student with a grade point average of 2.5 and above out of 4 is eligible to apply for the scholarship.