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Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships may be merit-based or need-based.  Merit-based scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievement and other accomplishments, while need-based scholarships are focused on financial need and require each student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Scholarships are available from many sources:

  • Delaware State University Office of Financial Aid:  To be considered for need-based scholarships, students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available after October 1st each year. The 2022-2023 FAFSA filing priority deadline was March 15, 2022.
  • Delaware State University Office of Admissions: The Office of Admissions has scholarships available for first-year, transfer, and international students. Students will automatically be considered for some scholarships and others require a separate application. Scholarships may be renewed each year if students meet renewal requirements.
  • Other Delaware State University Sources: Students may apply for other institutional as well as external scholarships through Delaware State University Scholarship Universe, using the following link; https://desu.scholarshipuniverse.com/. To sign in, each student will use his/her university email as the username and D-number as the password. Application deadlines vary, so log in early and often. You can also check with your College or department for other scholarship opportunities.
  • Delaware State University Athletics: Your eligibility for scholarships may be impacted if you are a student-athlete. To learn more, read the Student-Athletics.