Delaware State University currently provides our students an array of scholarships. Prospective scholarship recipients may become eligible based upon academic achievement, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors.
The University works to assist students in meeting their financial needs (Financial Need = Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution). In addition to scholarships, students in need of additional educational funds might consider:
- Contacting businesses, civic organizations, fraternal or religious organizations to ask if they offer scholarships,
- Speaking to high school administrative or counseling staff about available scholarships,
- Contacting a local library for further resource information,
- Internet scholarship databases such as www.fastweb.com
- The Inspire Scholarship is available to Delaware high school graduates with excellent credentials to attend Delaware State University.
- Distinguished Achievement Scholastic Honor (DASH) is a merit-based scholarship awarded by the University’s Office of Admission to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens and are residence of the State of Delaware. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of high academic achievement up to $4,000.
- Heritage Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded by the University’s Office of Admission to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens and are residence of the State of Delaware on the basis of outstanding academic achievement up to $2,000.
- DSU Advantage Grant is a need-based award given to applicants upon review of their FAFSA. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants who apply and are accepted to the University. A combination of GPA and test score determines eligibility and award amount. The award amount is also determined by on or off campus housing. Applicants must be full-time, first-year, just out of high school freshmen who are United States citizens. DASH and Heritage scholarship recipients are not eligible. Recipients of the DSU Advantage Grant are also eligible for the ANS Grant up to $1,000.
- ANS Grant (Aid to Needy Students) is available on a first-come; first-served basis to applicants who apply and are accepted to the University. Eligible applicants reside in the State of Delaware and are full-time, first-year, just out of high school freshmen who are United States citizens. This grant is need based and funded by the State of Delaware and is for applicants who wish to live on campus and for applicants who want to commute. You must file a FASFA by March 1.
- Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships - Applicants with outstanding talents in music and who would like to be members of the “Approaching Storm” Band or the University Choir may be considered for these scholarships. Auditions are required.
- Other Opportunities - There are numerous outside scholarship opportunities for Delaware State University incoming freshman.
Please note that scholarship candidates are selected from the pool of admission applicants and are evaluated based on their complete academic (GPA and test scores) profile. A scholarship application is not required. Eligibility in no way guarantees awarding. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial need is not taken into consideration when awarding merit-based scholarships. Renewal of all scholarships is based on continued achievement of the grade point average (GPA) specified for the scholarship awarded, as well as consecutive full-time enrollment each semester.
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.