Academic Year 2018-2019

Purpose: Provide financial incentive through a renewable annual scholarship and offer mentoring assistance and networking opportunities to a woman returning to school to improve her life and opportunities.

Eligibility: Candidates must:

  • Be female.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Be a resident of Delaware OR be currently employed in Delaware for at least the past 12 months.
  • Be at least 20 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Have had at least a two year break in education either after completing high school or during post-secondary (college) studies.
  • Be admitted to an accredited Delaware college in a two or four year degree program at the undergraduate level. (Students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.)
  • Acquire a recommendation from a college representative, a nonprofit/government agency or an employer.
  • Have at least a C average if currently enrolled in college.
  • Certify financial need.
  • Submit a completed application including a personal statement.
  • Be available for a brief telephone interview if a scholarship finalist.

Award: The number and amount of the awards will be determined annually prior to the fall semester but will in no event exceed the costs of tuition, fees, books and other direct educational expenses. Awards will be paid directly to the college prior to the beginning of each semester.

Application Checklist: Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. All of the following materials must be submitted via this form.

  • Completed application including ALL financial data
  • Personal Statement
  • Signed Consent
  • Recommendation from a Social Service/Government Agency, College/University Representative, or Employer (Download PDF)
  • Official copy of high school transcript or GED certificate OR, if applicable, copy of Official college transcripts

Note: Incomplete Applications will not be considered.


Award Notification: All applicants will be notified by mail on or before July 31, 2018.
Awards are granted without regard to race, marital status, genetic information, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Questions may be directed to: FSSF (302-397-3440) or [email protected]

Download the 2018-2019 Scholarship Application