Scholarships are awarded to Indian River High School seniors and adult students at Delaware Technical and Community College. Since the inception of the Scholarship Fund in 2008, the chapter has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships.

Indian River High School

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded this year to Indian River High School seniors. The chapter also awards two $1,000 scholarships to nursing students and one $500 scholarship to a non-nursing student each semester at Delaware Technical Community College. Recipients must be 25 years or older.

Applications are available to seniors in the guidance office at Indian River High School in the Spring of each year. The scholarships are awarded at the school’s annual Awards Night.

Delaware Technical Community College

Three scholarships are given each semester. Two $1,000 scholarships go to nursing students and one $500-scholarship goes to a non-nursing student.

2024 AARP Chapter 5226 Scholarship WWinners
Riley Hurd (left) and Xin Dy Chen (right) each received a $1,500 scholarship from our chapter. Ida Crist, chair of the Scholarship Committee, presented the awards May 15 at Indian River High School.

Applicants for 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

These awards are administered by Del Tech based on our Chapter’s stated criteria.

Contact:  Committee Co-Chair: Ida Crist,, (302) 732-6336.