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Verizon Innovative Learning @ DSU

Applications for the 2018 Verizon Innovative Learning @ DSU, to be held on June 25- July 16, 2018 from 9 AM to 4 PM daily are now being accepted until May 31, 2018.  Please note that this is not a residential program.  The full application packet should contain a completed VIL Program Application (this form) along with the required supplemental document(s) by the deadline. 


A)  One Page essay - Please indicate your educational goals and reason for desiring to participate in this program.

B)  One (1) reference form (electronic or hardcopy) – at least one of which should be from a teacher, counselor or community leader; family members are not valid references.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this application to program staff at vil [at] desu.edu or 302-857-6822.

Name: *
Address: *
Programs is for Males Only
Mark all that apply
At time of application
Date of Birth:
Free and Reduced Lunch: *
Name, Parent/Guardian 1: *
Name, Parent/Guardian 2:
I understand that this application is not complete until the required supplemental documents have been submitted to the VIL program staff via email vil@desu.edu and that failure to submit the supplemental documents by the deadline will void this application.
Indicate the name, position/relation to you, email address and phone number of the person who will serve as the applicant's reference. NOTE: Family members may NOT be a reference for the applicant.
By typing your NAME and RELATION TO THE APPLICANT below, you indicate that you understand that if selected as a VIL participant, the applicant will participate in and will be provided support (program materials, meals, etc.) for three weeks and on Saturday's during the academic year. By accepting enrollment in the Verizon Innovative Learning Program, you commit the applicant to one year participation in the program; while maintaining the highest social and scientific standards. As a member of the Delaware State University extended community participants are expected to make a positive contribution to the program by acting responsibly and by respecting the rights of other participants, faculty, staff, and Delaware State University’s facilities. In turn, we offer a learning situation that will serve to introduce participants to the world of design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality and social entrepreneurship. Please read and sign. Verizon Innovative Learning participants will not engage in any serious actions which put the participant, other participants, staff or faculty’s safety in jeopardy, such as: inflicting physical or emotional harm on self or others, vandalism or destruction of DSU property or equipment; theft of DSU property or the property of another participant; consistently disrupting the course and impeding the learning of other participants, INCLUDING use of cell phones or other electronic devices. We have read and understand the Conduct Expectations for the Verizon Innovative Learning Program at Delaware State University and Capital/Red Clay School District middle schools. We further understand that failure by the student to abide by the program expectations or to respect the authority of program staff may result in sanctions including: limitations on activities, restitution for property or equipment damage, or expulsion from the program. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE APPLICATION IS NOT YET COMPLETE. THE REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS INDICATED ABOVE MUST BE SUBMITTED AS INSTRUCTED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE (May 31, 2018).