Our Chapter offers scholarships to both young people and adults in Sussex County through two separate programs. Since the inception of the Scholarship Fund in 2007, the Chapter has awarded $31,000 in scholarships. By the end of 2017, the awards will grow to $36,000.
Indian River High School
Three $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually to Indian River High School seniors. Applicants are evaluated in three areas: (1) academic record; (2) extracurricular, community, and work activities; and (3) an essay. Extra consideration is given to applicants who have or expect to overcome challenges in pursuing their education.
Applications are available to seniors in the guidance office at Indian River High School and on our Website in the Spring of each year. The scholarships are awarded at the school’s annual Awards Night.
Delaware Technical Community College
Four $500 scholarships are awarded annually to adult students enrolled at the college. One scholarship per semester is offered to a nursing student and one per semester is available to any adult student.
Applicants for both of these scholarships must:
• Be 25 years of age or older.
• Hold a high school diploma or GED.
• Be a resident of Sussex County.
• Be enrolled at Delaware Tech.
• Have earned a Cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA.
• Show evidence of financial need.
This program is administered by Del Tech based on the stated criteria.