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In-State Freshman

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

Scholarship Opportunities

  • The Inspire Scholarship is available to Delaware high school graduates with excellent credentials to attend Delaware State University.
  • Full Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship up to four years (Fall & Spring Semesters only) awarded by the Office of Admissions to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens. This scholarship covers the gap between the entire cost of college minus any Federal Title IV (i.e. Pell, SEOG, etc.) and/or state (i.e. Inspire, Aid for Needy Students, etc.) grant funding — entire cost of college includes all direct cost (i.e. tuition and general fees, room and board, text books, and school materials.  You must be regularly admitted and enroll in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • Full Tuition Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship up to four years (Fall & Spring Semesters only) awarded by the Office of Admissions to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens. This scholarship covers the gap between tuition of the college minus any Federal Title IV and/ or state grant funding (i.e. Inspire Scholarship) Does not cover travel expenses, room and board, various student fees, or other costs. You must be regularly admitted and enroll in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • Partial Tuition Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship up to four years (Fall & Spring Semesters only) awarded by the Office of Admissions to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens. This scholarship covers up to 50% of the gap between tuition of the college minus any Federal Title IV and/ or state grant funding (i.e. Inspire Scholarship). You must be regularly admitted and enroll in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • DSU GAP Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship up to four years (Fall & Spring Semesters only) awarded by the Office of Admissions to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens. that covers $3000 for the academic year to assist in covering tuition charges. You must be regularly admitted and enroll in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. (cannot be combined with the Full, Full-Tuition, and Partial-Tuition scholarships). You must be regularly admitted and enroll in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • 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.