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Name Del Assoc of Educational Office Professionals

Announcement The Delaware Association of Educational Office Professionals is offering a $1,000 scholarship

to students who wish to continue their education for at least two years in a business field.

Selection will be based on leadership, character, initiative and outstanding high school

record. Applications are due by March 15th and are available in the Guidance Office.



Name DSEA Christopher K. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Announcement Outstanding academic students who plan to teach as a career are invited to apply for the

Christopher K. Smith Memorial $4,000 scholarship. This state-wide scholarship

competition is sponsored by the DE State Education Association. Recipients must teach at

least one year in a DE public school. The deadline is March 15th.



Name Ayn Rand Essay Contests

Announcement Junior and Seniors who enjoy writing are invited to read Any Rand's The Fountainhead and

complete an essay in order to compete for up to $10,000 in cash awards. Essays must be

more than 800 but fewer than 1600 words in length and must be postmarked by April 26th

or emailed to essay@aynrand.org. Please see Guidance for specific information.

Freshmen and Sophomores may compete by writing an essay on Ayn Rand's novelette

Anthem. The rules and process are the same as above; the deadline is March 20th.



Name H. Fletcher Brown Scholarship

Announcement College-bound seniors who have scored significantly high on the SAT test and plan to study

chemistry, engineering, pre-law, pre-med or pre-dentistry in college are eligible to apply for

the H. Fletcher Brown Scholarship. Other requirements for eligibility include financial need

and Delaware native. Last year's scholarship totaled 20,000 over four years for the

recipient.The deadline for applications is March 22nd.

Name DE Association of School Administrators DASA

Announcement Seniors who have definite plans to attend college in the fall as an education major are

eligible to compete for two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Delaware Association of

School Administrators. Applicants will be judged on an essay "Why I Chose Education as

my Career Field". Three students from HVT can compete. Deadline is March 26th.



Name Delaware Higher Ed: Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Announcement Seniors who plan to attend college at least half-time upon graduation, score 1800

(combining three scores) or better on the SAT and rank in the top quarter of their class are

eligible to apply for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Applications are due by the

end of March. Scholarship recipients will receive an $1,500 award and is renewable for three

years. Applications are available online at www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec.

Name Delaware Higher Ed: Diamond State Scholarship

Announcement Diamond State Scholarships of $1,250 are available to students who rank in the upper

quarter of their senior class and have a combined score of at least 1800 (combining 3 scores)

on the SAT. Applicants must plan to attend college full-time in any regionally accredited

college. This award is renewable for up to three years. Applications are due by the end of

March. Applications are available online at www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec.

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Name Delaware Higher Ed: DE Nursing Incentive Scholarship

Loan Program

Announcement Students who rank in the top half of their class, have at least a gpa of 2.5O and plan to study

nursing at the college-level are encouraged to apply for the DE Nursing Incentive

Scholarship Program. Awards of up to cost of tuition must be paid back by service in a DE

State operated facility. See your counselor for an application.The deadline is late March.

Applications are available online at www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec.

Name Delaware Higher Ed: Christa McAuliffe Teacher

Scholarship

Announcement Seniors who plan to obtain teaching certification at one of Delaware's colleges, are graduating

in the upper half of their senior class and scored at least a 1570 (combining three scores) on

the SAT may apply for the Christie McAuliffe Teacher Scholarship Loan Program. All

awards must be repaid by service at a Delaware public school. Applications are due by the

end of March. Applications are available online at www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec.

Name Jack Curran Memorial College Scholarship (New Castle

County School Counselors Assoc)

Announcement College-bound seniors with a 2.5+ gpa are invited to enter an essay contest sponsored by the

New Castle Counselors Association. Essays should be about what things have shaped you

as a person, a student and a worthy recipient of the scholarship. A resume, transcript and

counselor recommendation must accompany the essay in one mailing. The recipient will

receive $500. All entries must be submitted by March 26th. See your counselor for more

information.



Name Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Pearls of Hope Foundation

Scholarship

Announcement African-american females who plan to attend college are invited to apply for the Alpha Kappa

Alpha, Zeta Pearls of Hope Foundation Scholarship. All applicants must have a minimum

gpa of 2.5 by the end of 1st semester of senior year. The scholarship will be awarded based

on need, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership and community

service. Applications must be submitted by March 31st.

Name Casey Family/Foster Care Educational Awards

Announcement Seniors who wish to attend college and are in non traditional home situations such as

students who are in foster care, are displaced or doubled up with grandparents, etc., MAY

BE eligible to apply for financial assistance with college costs. Applications are online at

www.orphan.org and must be completed by March 31st.



Name Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Omega Educational Memorial

Schol

Announcement African-american seniors who plan to attend college are invited to apply for the Alpha Kappa

Alpha, Zeta Omega Chapter Educational Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is

designated for any male or female who plans to major in education. All applicants must have

a minimum gpa of 2.5. Applications must be submitted by March 31st.



Name Harold Lighthipe Memorial Scholarship

Announcement The Harold Lighthipe Memorial Scholarship of $2000 will be awarded to two high school

seniors planning to major in political science, history or economics at a college or

university. The application package must include an essay explaining educational and career

goals and two letters of recommendation. The deadline is April 1st.



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Name Claymont Lions Club George Bigger Award

Announcement A scholarship award will be given by the Claymont Lions Club to a votech student who has

been successful in the classroom, participated in school/community activities with success

and inspired others to practice and maintain high standards and outstanding character in

everyday life. Nominees must reside within the service area of the Claymont Lions Club

(north of Wilmington City line and east of Marsh Road in New Castle County) All

applications are due by early April.



Name James A. McCarty Memorial Schol DE Lions

Announcement Seniors who have demonstrated exceptional involvement in community service, have good

leadership skills, high scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need are eligible to

apply for the James A. McCarty Memorial Scholarship award of $1000. To apply, seniors

must obtain an application (available online at www.lions22d.org) and submit a transcript,

college acceptance letter, 2 letters of recommendation, copy of FAFSA and an essay. All

materials must be postmarked by April 1st.



Name Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Gamma Theta Lambda

Chapter Scholarships

Announcement African American male seniors are encouraged to apply for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Scholarships. Applicants must have a gpa of 2.5 or higher and have a well-rounded record of

school service and activities. Awards range from $400 to $1,000 and financial need is

considered. Applications must include a transcript and an essay and are due by April 2nd.



Name Rotary Club of Newark Scholarship Award ****

Announcement The Rotary Club of Newark offers two $3,000 scholarships to area seniors planning to attend

college upon graduation. The Rotary would like to honor a well-rounded individual who

not only does well in academics but also has a history of "service above self". Financial need

will also be considered. To apply, a student must submit the application, a transcript, a

500 word essay and two teacher evaluations by the deadline of April 9th.

Name First State Manufactured Housing Scholarship Award

Announcement Seniors who plan to attend any type of schooling upon graduation - licensing or certification

program, vocational or academic training as well as 2 or 4yr college- and have resided in a

"manufactured home" for at least one year, may receive a scholarship award of up to $2000.

Sponsored by First State Manufactured Housing Institute, this award will be given to a

competitive student who submits all application materials and an essay by April 9th.

Students may apply online at www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec. Applicants must submit their

FAFSA form by mid-March in order to receive the required Student Aid Report in time for

the deadline.



Name Mary Q. Brown/Chi Eta Phi Sorority Scholarship

Announcement Chi Eta Phi Sorority, a professional nursing organization, is sponsoring a scholarship award

for seniors pursuing nursing in college upon graduation. Awards will be given to those

pursuing 2 year and 4 year degrees. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0+ gpa, an

1400+ combined SAT score, financial need, submit an essay and letter of recommendation.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office and the deadline is April 10th.

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Name YWCA Delaware Community Service Scholarship

Announcement YWCA Delaware, with the Eckerd Family Foundation, will be awarding ten $1,000

scholarships to Delaware students who have shown a commitment to involvement in their

community through service. Scholarships will be paid directly to the academic institution.

Who is eligible to apply: Any student in Delaware who has been accepted to vocational

school, community college, or a four-year college or university. Applicants must have

completed at least 50 hours of community service in the last 2 years. Applicants must

submit all of the following to be considered: completed scholarship application, one letter of

recommendation from a teacher or academic advisor, a letter from the organization(s) through

which the 50 hours of community service was completed on official letterhead. The official

application can be obtained from www.ywcade.org.



Name Chrysler Technical Scholarship Fund

Announcement Students interested in a career in the auto industry have a scholarship program available to

assist them in paying for college. Delaware seniors with a GPA of at least 2.75, a record of

leadership in the community or school, and have financial need are eligible for a one time

$1,000 award. The applicant must plan to obtain a certificate or degree from a community

college, trade school or university in a technical field related to automotive products, repair,

design, skilled trades and/or engineering. Online applications are available at www.delcf.org

and must include 2 letters of recommendation. The deadline is mid-April.

Name Dunkin Donuts Scholarship

Announcement The Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship is a 1,000 award to a high school

senior who plans to attend a four year, two year or vocational technical school upon

graduation. Go to www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship for more details on eligibility.

Online applications must be completed by April 15th.



Name Irish Culture Club Jim O'Hanlon Scholarship

Announcement College-bound seniors who have shown leadership in and significant contribution to any

culture's ethnic activities (NOT JUST IRISH) are invited to compete for the Irish Culture

Club Scholarship of $500. Students need NOT be of Irish descent to to compete. The

primary critieria for earning this scholarship will be the student's contribution to ethnic/high

school activities and scholastic achievements. An essay (no longer than 2 pages) outlining

the criteria and a recommendation must be postmarked by April 15th. See your counselor or

go to www.IrishDe.org for more details.

Name Youth Opportunity Fund

Announcement The purpose of the Youth Opportunity Fund is to provide financial aid to a Delaware

resident who has aspirations to attend college but has experienced a chronic illness (for at

least six months) that has impaired his or her education. Consideration will be given to all

facets of the student's education and activities, and preference will be given to those students

most in need of financial support. Applications are due by April 15th.

Name Governor Minner BioTech Scholarship

Announcement Seniors who plan to attend the University of Delaware, Delaware State University or DTCC

in a bio tech field are encouraged to apply for the Governor Minner BioTech Scholarship.

The amount of the award will be based on the student's financial need, academic ability and

leadership traits. The application is due by April 15th.



Name Margaret Stafford Fund

Announcement The Margaret Stafford Scholarship award will be given to one Delaware resident who will

study nursing at a four year college or university. Applicants will be considered based on

academic achievement, extracurricular activities and financial need. A short essay explaining

why the applicant wants to pursue the field of nursing is also required. The amount of the

award will be detemined later. Applications are due by April 15th.

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Name Keisha Michelle Michael Memorial Award

Announcement Any senior who plans to attend a historically black college or university should apply for the

Keisha Michelle Michael Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must have a gpa of 2.5 or

higher, and must have been active in their community and church. Applicants must

complete a form, send a transcript, obtain two recommendations and submit a one page

personal essay. Deadline is April 19th.

Name Evelyn E. Stricklin Scholarship Fund

Announcement The Evelyn E. Stricklin Scholarship Fund was established to help students in need of

financial assistance pay for college expenses at the University of Delaware. Applicants must

demonstrate financial need. Four year scholarship amounts vary in size, and average 2,000

per year.The application must include a letter of recommendation, a personal statement from

the student and parent. All materials are due by mid-April.

Name Port of Wilmington Maritime Society Scholarship

Announcement Seniors whose parent, grandparent or guardian is employed by any company at the Port of

Wilmington may apply for a $2500 scholarship to help finance their 2 or 4 year college

education. The award is based on financial need, academic performance, leadership and

community involvement. The FAFSA must be filed by late March and the application is

due by April 23th. Students may apply online at www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec.

Name Bus & Professional Women's Foundation

Announcement Senior women accepted into college for a business major and have financial need are eligible

to apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Foundation

of DE. Applications are due by April 23rd and require an essay stating the applicant's

objectives for her chosen field and her hopes/plans for her future. This year four $1000

scholarships will be awarded.

Name Rotary Club of Wilmington Academic Scholarship ****

Announcement The Rotary Club of Wilmington is offering an academic scholarship of up to $3,500 for a

senior attending college next fall. Applications will be judged on scholastic standing,

extracurricular activities, financial need and leadership potential. An essay, recommendation

and financial aid forms must also be submitted. This scholarship can be renewed for three

years. See your counselor immediately for further information. The deadline is late April.

Name EDiS Generation III Scholarship

Announcement Applications for the 2010 EDiS Generation III Scholarship are now available for seniors who

are interested in studying business and construction related fields. The $1000 award is

renewable and may be used to pursue an Associate's or Bachelor's degree at UD, DelState,

DTCC, Wesley, or Goldey Beacom. Academic achievement, financial need, and field of

study will be considered in selecting the recipient. EDiS employees and their family

members are not eligible. Applications are available in Guidance or at

www.ediscompany.com and are due by early May.

Name Wilbur E. Postles Scholarship Fund

Announcement The Wilbur E. Postles Scholarship Fund was established to help students in need of

financial assistance to pay for college expenses. Applicants must have resided in Delaware for

four years, be of good moral character and integrity and demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship amounts vary in size, and average 4,000 per winner. The application must

include a letter of recommendation, a personal statement from the student and parent. All

materials are due by early May.



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Name B. Davis Scholarship

Announcement The B. Davis Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all

students currently registered in any post secondary institution. To compete for this $1,000

award, applicants must include your name and the school you are attending this year and

next, your current academic standing and write an essay of less than 1000 words on the

following topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss

whether you believe you possess some or all of these qualities, and describe an experience

where you developed and/or demonstrated some or all of these traits. Your submissions

must be emailed to awards@studentawardsearch.com by the deadline of May 28th.



Name Leon N. Weiner Education Foundation Scholarship

Announcement College-bound seniors who live in a complex owned by Leon N. Weiner Associates and

managed by Arbor Management are eligible for a scholarship. Students may attend a 2 or 4

year school and awards are up to $2500. An application, two letters of recommendation,

copy of SAT scores and FAFSA must be submitted by the deadline of May 30th. A list of

eligible complexes include: Carelton Court, Carrington Way, Coachman's Manor, Compton

Apts and Townhouses, East Lake Village, Fairfield Commons, Middletown Trace, Spencer

Apts. Stoneybrook Apts and Wilton Club Apts.

Name Academic Common Market

Announcement Students attending out of state public colleges in 15 southern states because their program of

study is not available at a public college in Delaware may be eligible for in-state tuition

through the Academic Common Market. To search for available programs see your counselor

or visit www.doe.state.de.us/high-ed. Students must submit an application and two

verifications of DE residency to be considered.

Name Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship

Announcement Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student who will

continue his/her education beyond high school. Juniors and seniors may apply. Applicants

need to submit an essay on one of two topics - What do you see as the long term impact of

our current recession on the average family? How might it affect their future decisions?

Please go to their website www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm for more information.

The deadline is June 19th.



Name Big Sun Scholarship

Announcement The BigSun Organization is offering $500 scholarships to selected student athletes involved

in any school sport. Applicants must be a high school senior planning to attend a post-

secondary school and play sports at the college level. To apply, students need to go to

www.bigsunathletics.com and submit an essay explaining why they are deserving of this

scholarship. The deadline is June 24th.

Name College Scholarships

Announcement The following colleges are offering scholarships to qualified seniors applying for admission:

Marist College - full year scholarships available for Computer Science or Information

Technology majors.

University of Miami - full tuition scholarships available for minority students with 1250

SAT (R & M only), a strong B avg, and other factors specified in announcement

Fashion Institute of Technology - Presidential Scholars Program



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