Improving the lives of women through education.

The path toward a brighter future lies in education. Together, we empower Delaware women to achieve more.

Education is Always In Style

An extraordinary evening of fashion featuring scholars, mentors, and community leaders.

Join us for our 2023 signature event as we raise essential funds for our deserving scholars! Hosted by Nancy Johnson, WSTW morning personality, the event will include a fashion show and dinner at the DuPont Country Club on Thursday, October 19th at 6 PM. We hope you will consider making a difference in the lives of our scholars by giving them a fresh start through your support.Reservations are now closed but our raffle is still open Click here to purchase raffle tickets or to donate.

Fresh Start is an all-volunteer non-profit that provides scholarship and mentorship to women across Delaware. Their opportunity to thrive and grow depends on generous individual and corporate supporters.

Changing lives for 25+ years

Hear the impact we’ve had on our scholars, first-hand, in our 25th anniversary celebration video.

Numbers tell a story, but they can only go so far. The impact created in each woman's life is something that cannot by quantified. Nevertheless, here are Fresh Start's impressive numbers to date.
Graduation Rate
Average GPA

Impact starts with you

Your contribution directly impacts our scholars’ ability to achieve a better life through higher education.

Apply to be a Fresh Start scholar

The path to a brighter future starts now. Apply to be a scholar for the 2023-24 school year.

Create impact in your community

Explore the many ways you can get involved with the Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation.

It started with a dream

Learn how the first women came together in 1996 to support other women in times of crisis and need.

“The Fresh Start scholarship has been one of the first times I have felt as though I was with a group of people where I fit in. Everyone has a similar background, similar struggles, and similar dreams and drive to achieve them. This program truly gave me one of my first signs of hope that I can actually go to school, and that it is possible to graduate. Thank you for this opportunity. My desire is to continue my relationship with Fresh Start in some way to further support other women who simply need someone to believe in them."

Holly G., Nursing,
Delaware Technical & Community College