Scholarship Ball

Delaware State University Scholarship Ball

Saturday, December 9, 2023
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner, Dancing and Live Entertainment
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St., Wilmington, DE 19801


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Delaware State University Scholarship Ball

Saturday, December 9, 2023
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m.-12 a.m. Dinner, Dancing and Live Entertainment
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Come join us for Delaware State University (DSU) Foundation's 2023 Scholarship Ball, a black-tie affair to raise scholarship funds for DSU’s students relying on financial aid.

Join with others and enjoy an evening of fine fare, dancing, and performances by musical guests SWV and DJ Jazzy Jeff (after party).

dj jazzy jeff

With all net proceeds from the 2023 Scholarship Ball going to support deserving students in need through financial scholarships, it's an event not to be missed!


Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Information

This year, we have sponsorship levels ranging from $5,000 - $100,000




Should you feel you are a person with a disability and will need a reasonable accommodation in order to equally participate in this year’s Scholarship Ball, please contact the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) before December 2, 2023, by calling 302.857.7042 or emailing cdr [at]  


No refunds will be given; however, if you are unable to attend the Scholarship Ball after your purchase, we will gladly convert your payment into a full donation to support our students. 


For inquiries or further information regarding the 2023 Delaware State University Scholarship Ball, please contact us at 302.857.6055 or via email at desufoundation [at]


The Westin Wilmington is delighted to offer discounted rooms for $159.00 and $179.00, plus taxes and fees, for the nights of December 8 and 9. To take advantage of this special rate, use the code “Delaware State Ball” at the time of your reservation, by either calling the Westin Wilmington Hotel directly at 302.654.2900 OR Book your group rate for Delaware State University Scholarship BallReservation must be booked by November 8, 2023.

Scholarship Ball Impact

Every year, the money raised at the event goes directly to support students and enable them to reach their academic goals. These funds enable students to purchase textbooks and supplies, secure housing, purchase a meal plan, and cover any other unforeseen emergencies. 

Three students have been profoundly impacted by the Scholarship Ball’s proceeds and they have shared their appreciation. 

D’vontae Scott

D'vontae ScottClass of 2025

Major: Accounting

"Affording college was one of my main struggles when choosing a school to attend. My scholarship is helping to make college more affordable as a first-generation college student."

Krystal Williams

krystal williamsClass of 2022

Major: General Agriculture

"I sincerely thank all of the donors that sponsor the DSU Foundation scholarships. Thanks to the scholarships I received, I will not have to pay out of pocket for my education, which takes a great deal of stress off of me and my family. I can better focus on completing my degree on time, a goal I have been working toward since I entered DSU as a freshman in 2018."

Kayla Harmon

kayla harmonClass of 2022

Major: Mathematics

"I am very grateful to be a scholarship recipient. My scholarship allows me to continue pursuing my education and will bring me one step closer to achieving my goals in the workforce."

2023 Sponsors

The DSU Foundation extends its sincere appreciation to the 2023 Scholarship Ball sponsors for their generous support. Learn more about becoming a sponsor.

Ball Sponsors

Chesapeake logo
Dupont logo

Class Sponsors

Agilent logo
Bank of America logo
Bloom Energy logo
FMC logo
TMCF logo
Wells Fargo logo

Academic Sponsors

Breakthrough logo
Capital One logo
Delaware State News logo
Edis logo
Incyte logo
Nemours logo
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