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Returning & Transfer Students

Academic school Year 2018-19 Scholarship

Application period IS CLOSED:  January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018

Delaware State University Foundation scholarships have been made possible by a generous commitment from donors. The DSU Foundation supports students who have demonstrated a commitment to completing their education and have met various criteria as specified by our donors and scholarship awarding committee.

Returning / current DSU students and transfer students who wish to be considered for University Privately Funded Scholarships should review the information below.

Scholarship Application

  1. PLEASE READ:  Applying for a scholarship does not mean you will automatically be awarded a scholarship but your application will be reviewed for consideration by the scholarship committee. 
  2. You must be enrolled to apply.
  3. You can apply at:  APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED
  4. If you have a problem with completing the application, please send an email to dsufoundation [at] desu.edu. and include your name and D100#.
  5. Notification of award status will be sent via email  that you provide on your application by June 30, 2018.

Scholarships awarding for school year 2018- 2019 will be awarded according to the:

  1. Availability of Funds
  2. The Donor’s guidelines
  3. Financial need


  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 1 semester at DSU by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year or be entering as a transfer student.
  • Must complete a FAFSA Application.
  • Must have a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA., unless stated otherwise.
  • Must be a full-time student at DSU, unless stated otherwise

Award Information

  • Scholarships are disbursed evenly between the Fall and Spring semester of each academic year.
  • Scholarships may only be used to cover direct educational expenses billed by the University (tuition, fees, housing, meal plans and book vouchers).
  • All scholarships funds that exceed direct educational expenses will be reduced and refunded to the donor.
  • Students who are awarded a scholarship, must send a thank you letter to the Office of Development via email at dsufoundation [at] desu.edu.
  • For the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, additional information is required:
    • Submit three letters of recommendation.
      • One letter of recommendation should be from an alumna / alumnus of Delaware State University.
      • Letters of recommendation should be submitted no later than March 15 to:
        Alumni Legacy Scholarship Committee
        Delaware State University
        2nd Floor Administration Building
        1200 North DuPont Highway
        Dover, DE, 19901
        or via email to: dsufoundation [at] desu.edu.
  • A 250-word essay is required that describes what receiving Alumni Legacy Scholarship support means to you and why you are requesting such support.

  • Also explain why you should be selected for a scholarship.

  • If you have a particular financial need, include a paragraph about this topic

Application Process

Application available online January 8 – March 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year.

List of Scholarships - Students only need to fill out one application.

Special thanks to all of our donors for making these scholarships possible.

  1. Accounting and Finance Scholarship
  2. AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Scholarship
  3. Agriculture DuPont Grant Scholarship
  4. Airway Science Retention Scholarship
  5. Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship
  6. Amos, Kent & Carmen Endowed Scholarship
  7. Anheuser Busch “Budweiser First Generation” Scholarship
  8. Arsht Cannon Fund Scholarships
  9. Art Dept Scholarships
  10. Astra Zeneca Scholarship
  11. Athletic Boosters Endowed Scholarship
  12. Athletics Department Scholarship
  13. Atkins, Charles W. Scholarship
  14. Band Scholarships
  15. Bank of America Endowed Scholarship (Nations Bank)
  16. Basketball Scholarship Fund
  17. Bell Atlantic Endowed Scholarship
  18. Beneficial Bank Endowed Scholarship
  19. Bennie Smith Scholarship
  20. Bernard, John A. Memorial Scholarship
  21. Blakey, Dr. Donald A. & Delores Endowed
  22. Bragg, Arthur Memorial Scholarship
  23. Braxton, Gwendolyn Endowed Scholarship
  24. Brown, Reverend Tommie L. Memorial  Book Scholarship
  25. Burke, Edwin M. Memorial Scholarship
  26. Bush, Valerie Endowed Scholarship
  27. Byrd, Dr. Donald T.L. Endowed Scholarship
  28. Canaan Baptist Church Scholarship
  29. Carvel, Elbert N. Scholarship
  30. Catherine N. Cook  Scholarship
  31. Cathleen Trigg-Jones Scholarship
  32. Chemistry Scholarships
  33. Class of 1947 Scholarship
  34. Class of 1952 Scholarship
  35. Class of 1957 Scholarship
  36. Class of 1961 Scholarship
  37. Class of 1962 Scholarship
  38. Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship
  39. Class of 1967 Scholarship
  40. Class of 1970 Scholarship
  41. Class of 1972 Scholarship
  42. Class of 1977 Scholarship
  43. Class of 1981 Scholarship
  44. Class of 1987 Scholarship
  45. Class of 1992 Scholarship
  46. Class of 1997 Scholarship
  47. Class of 2002 Scholarship
  48. Class of 2007 Scholarship
  49. Class of 2011 Scholarship
  50. Class of 2012 Scholarship
  51. Class of 2013 Book Scholarships
  52. College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Scholarships
  53. Comprehensive Learning Center Scholarship
  54. Crankstart Re-Entry Scholarship
  55. Cuff, Blanche Russ Endowed Scholarship
  56. Darnerien McCants Endowed Scholarship
  57. Dawson, Mabel Nursing Scholarship
  58. DC.MD.VA Facebook Group Book Scholarship
  59. DE State Lab. H.S. Book Scholarship
  60. Dean of  College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Scholarship
  61. Debnam, Charles Grad. Scholarship in Social Work
  62. DeLauder, William B. Endowed Scholarship
  63. Delaware State Grange - Agriculture Gift
  64. Delaware State University Trustee Scholarship 
  65. Delmarva Power Endowed Scholarship
  66. Delta Sigma Theta Endowed Scholarship
  67. Dennis, Virginia & Edward Endowed Scholarship
  68. Denny’s Inc. “Single Parent” Scholarship
  69. Department of Biology Scholarship
  70. Dill, Norman Memorial Scholarship
  71. Dimondi, Sr., Francis A. Memorial Scholarship
  72. Donald Wright Memorial Scholarship
  73. Dr. Berlin & Dr. Reba R. Hollingsworth Endowed Scholarship
  74. Dr. Clorice Thomas-Haysbert Memorial Scholarship
  75. Dr. Daniel E. Coons Endowed Scholarship
  76. Dr. Donald A. Parks Endowed Scholarship
  77. Dr. Fatma Helmy Memorial Endowed Book Scholarship
  78. Dr. Gustav A. Ofosu Scholarship
  79. Dr. Jose and Zona Saez Endowed Scholarship
  80. Dr. K. Bernard Chase and Audrey Skrine Chase Endowed Scholarship
  81. Dr. Kenneth Bell Endowed Scholarship
  82. Dr. Luna I. Mishoe Endowed Scholarship
  83. Dr. Norman Dill Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  84. Dr. Ulysses S. Washington Endowed Scholarship
  85. Draper Communications Endowed Scholarship
  86. DSC Legends Athletic Scholarship
  87. DSUAA DC Chapter (Alice S. Coverdale) Scholarship
  88. DSUAA Kent County Alumni Chapter Scholarship
  89. DSUAA Metropolitan New York Lambe/Singler Scholarship
  90. DSUAA New Castle County Alumni Chapter Scholarship
  91. DSUAA Philadelphia Chapter Scholarship
  92. Dux, Virginia Scholarship for Social Work
  93. Early College High School (E.C.H.S.) Scholarship
  94. Education Department Scholarship
  95. Edward T. Crawford Endowed Scholarship
  96. Ernest Talbert, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
  97. Evans, Walter Memorial Scholarship
  98. First State Constitutional Scholarship
  99. Football Scholarship Fund
  100. Frank and Linda Chick Endowed Scholarship 
  101. Franklin, Frederick J. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  102. Fred McKenzie Scholarship
  103. Frederick Coverdale Memorial Scholarship Fund
  104. Friends Forever, LLC Scholarship Award
  105. George Washington Scholarship
  106. Gilbert H.”Slew”Jackson, JR. & Ruth T. Jackson Athletic
  107. Gilliam, James Jr. Endowed Scholarship
  108. Godt, Jr., Harry Nursing Memorial Scholarship
  109. Gospel Choir Scholarship
  110. Granville, Jr., William Scholarship
  111. Hairston, Major Endowed Scholarship
  112. Halvin T. and Pauline E. Blocksom Endowed Scholarship
  113. Hardin T. and Gladys T. Watkins Endowed Scholarship
  114. Harrison H. Short and Aleatha H. Short Scholarship
  115. Hercules Endowed Scholarship
  116. Historic Preservation Scholarship
  117. History, Political Science & Philosophy Scholarship
  118. Holland, Wilmer, Lofland Endowed Scholarship
  119. Horace Foundation Endowed Criminal Justice Scholarship
  120. Hospitality & Tourism Management Endowed Scholarship
  121. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
  122. Inez O. Means Endowed Scholarship
  123. J.P. Morgan Delaware Scholarship
  124. James Frank and Mary J. Marshall Endowed Scholarship
  125. James Scott King Scholarship
  126. Jane Waters Bickham Endowed Scholarship
  127. Jason, William C. Memorial Scholarship
  128. John and Sherri Ridgeway Endowed Scholarship
  129. John R. Price Memorial Scholarship
  130. Kailyn Lowry Scholarship
  131. Kappa Convergence
  132. King, James Scott Scholarship 
  133. Kutz, Milton & Hattie Foundation Scholarship
  134. Larry F. Potts Memorial Scholarship Endowment 
  135. Lois R. Billings Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  136. Longhorn Rose Ranch Scholarship
  137. Machen, Ronald & Ethel Endowed Scholarship
  138. MAH Educational Scholarship
  139. Management Department Scholarship
  140. Marion E. Gibbs Endowed Scholarship
  141. Mass Communications Scholarships
  142. Math & Computer Sciences Scholarship
  143. Maurice and Laverne Thomason Scholarship 
  144. Mayo, Lillian Spencer Endowed Scholarship
  145. McDowell Family Scholarship
  146. Michael Ingram II Endowed Scholarship
  147. Michael J. Feeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  148. Mishoe Family Endowed Scholarship
  149. Mkombozi (Blakey) Scholarship Fund
  150. Molock, Guy & Inez Endowed Scholarship
  151. Moor, John T., Sr. & Lucille Endowed Scholarship
  152. Morrill Act Scholarship
  153. Mosely, Laverne Memorial Scholarship
  154. Mr. and Mrs. Chester and Ramona Hart Endow Scholarship
  155. Mrs. Stell Harvey Memorial Scholarship
  156. Ned W. Brown Jr. Endowed Scholarship
  157. Norman Oliver Scholarship Fund
  158. Omega Psi Phi - Psi Epsilon Chapter Endowed Scholarship
  159. Osher Reentry Scholarships Program Endowment
  160. Outten, E. Stuart Endowed Scholarship
  161. Parler, Dorothy Memorial Scholarship Fund
  162. Peggy Cuffee Brinkley Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  163. Phillip E. and Deborah Scott Endowed Scholarship
  164. President Ball Scholarship
  165. Provost’s Scholarship Fund
  166. Public Relations Scholarship Fund
  167. Queens NY College Fund Scholarship
  168. Reginald D. Harris Scholarship
  169. Rehoboth Beach Young People’s Assoc. Endowed Scholarship
  170. Reverend Floreta W. Nickerson Scholarship
  171. Reverend Tommie L. Brown Memorial Endowed Book Scholarship
  172. Robert A. Young Memorial Scholarship
  173. Robert and Cecelia S. Vanderhost Endowed  Scholarship
  174. Robert Michael Hassell Sr. Endowed Scholarship
  175. Ronald T. Neal Memorial Scholarship
  176. Ruth Helen Washington Scholarship Award
  177. Samjos Corporation Scholarship Fund
  178. Saxton, Andrew Memorial Scholarship
  179. Saxton, Annie Ruth Memorial Scholarship Fund
  180. School of Management - Dean’s Scholarship
  181. Semple, Anne Scholarship
  182. Sims, John Endowed Scholarship
  183. Social Work Department Scholarship
  184. Steenhagen, Donald L. Memorial Scholarship
  185. Student Accounts Book Scholarship
  186. Student Government Association Endowed Scholarship
  187. Sussex County Alumni Chapter Scholarship
  188. Swygert, Arnold & Peggy - History & Political Science Scholarship
  189. Swygert, Arnold & Peggy - Social Work Scholarship
  190. Talbert Memorial Scholarship
  191. The Dr. Jose and Zona Saez Endowed Scholarship
  192. The Greater Detroit Michigan Alumni Scholarship
  193. The Groove Phi Groove Endowed Scholarship  
  194. The I.G. Burton & Co. Endowed Scholarship
  195. The Jerome H. Pinkett Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
  196. The Joseph H. Pinkett, SR, and Leona M. Pinkett Endowment
  197. The Stanley Fund Scholarship
  198. The Steven R. Ewing Endowed Scholarship
  199. The Terance Hoover Endowed Scholarship  
  200. The Wellington D. Swindall Book Scholarship Fund Endowed
  201. The Wilbert L. “Bunny” Miller Endowed Scholarship
  202. Thompson Hospitality Scholarship
  203. Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
  204. The Tom Joyner Scholarship
  205. Tri-State Association I.B.P.O.E. Endowed Scholarship
  206. Valerie Lyons Memorial Scholarship Award
  207. Vernell Delauder Scholarship
  208. Vincent, Edith P. Wellness Scholarship
  209. Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship
  210. W. DeEdwin Hursey Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  211. Walker, Elissa H. Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  212. Walker, Richard Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  213. Waples, Charles Scholarship in Chemistry
  214. Waples, Charles Scholarship in Math & Computer Science
  215. Warren, Cora E. Memorial Scholarship
  216. Washington, Ulysses Scholarship
  217. Waters, Floyd Endowed Scholarship
  218. Waters, Ramier Abdulah memorial Scholarship
  219. Williams, Harriet R. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  220. Williams, Rev. J. H. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  221. Wilson, Brian T. Scholarship Fund
  222. Wilson, Clarence E. Scholarship
  223. Wilson, Floretta Nickerson Memorial Scholarship
  224. Women’s Basketball Scholarships 
  225. Zeneca (ICI Americas) Endowed Scholarship


March 15  -  FAFSA Application (Priority Consideration)

March 15 -  Scholarship Application (Priority Consideration)

For questions or concerns, please contact the Delaware State University Office of Financial Aid at 302.857.6250 or via email at dsufoundation [at] desu.edu.

Please note that Federal and University financial assistance is available only to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents. Also, please be aware that scholarships, policies, guidelines, and criteria are subject to change without prior notification.


Will scholarships cover the full cost of my education at DSU?

Delaware State University is committed to making higher education accessible, as demonstrated by our reasonable tuition for in-state and out-of-state students and in our variety of scholarships, financial aid programs, and financing plans. While we strive to make a University education affordable, virtually all students will have a combination of student and family contributions and student/parent loans in addition to any grants or scholarships awarded.

I am a high school senior looking to come to DSU in the fall. May I apply for these scholarships?

The Office of Admissions offers scholarships to incoming, first-time freshmen. The Returning and Transfer Student Scholarships are only available to returning students or those students transferring to Delaware State University from other institutions.

I have applied for admission to DSU as a transfer student, but when I try to complete the application, I get an error message indicating I am not a student. Why?

Only a transfer student whose application has been accepted by the Office of Admissions may complete the scholarship application. If your application is incomplete or has not been finalized, you may not apply.

What is the user ID and password for the application?

The user ID is your Delaware State University student ID# and the password is the PIN you use to access Student Services. If you are a transfer student and do not know your student ID# or PIN, please contact the Office of Records and Registration.

The list of available scholarships does not indicate how much each is worth. How do I know which ones to select if I don’t know how much they are worth?

The scholarships come from various sources such as endowments and private donations and the award amounts are often left to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based upon the number of applicants, availability of funds, and overall merit and financial need of the applicants. The average scholarship recipient received a total of $2,000 in 2010–11.

When should I expect to get a refund check from my scholarships?

Scholarships may only be used to cover direct educational expenses billed by the University (tuition, fees, housing, meal plans and book vouchers). All scholarship funds that exceed direct educational expenses will be reduced. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Why do I have to complete a FAFSA?

The Privately Funded scholarships and the Alumni Legacy scholarship are awarded based upon both financial need and merit. Recipients are not required to have a high need, but some amount of need is necessary. Please do not assume your financial need is not low enough! Complete the scholarship application anyway. Students with very low need may be awarded scholarships as well as those students with high need.

I have a very high GPA. Why wasn’t I awarded any scholarships?

Make sure to read all of the eligibility requirements. Remember, you must have a valid FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. If your Student Aid Report does not contain an EFC, then your FAFSA is not valid. Also, you must have some amount of financial need. Also, many scholarships have specific eligibility requirements aside from GPA that you may not meet.

Are the scholarships open to graduate students?

Scholarships are generally only available to undergraduate students unless otherwise specified in the criteria.

I am a transfer student. How will you know my GPA?

The Scholarship Committee obtains transfer student GPAs from the Office of Admissions.

I made a mistake on my application! How can I fix it?

Please review your application for accuracy before submitting it. All applications are final once they have been submitted.