The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to women returning to college based on need, academic record and motivation to succeed. We provide mentoring to our scholars, because we are more than a scholarship foundation. We are a community.


Our vision is to create an all-volunteer, sustainable foundation to continually grow the number and size of scholarships and strengthen mentoring services for women in need.


Our mission is to provide incentive to adult women who have faced personal and economic challenges and are seeking to improve opportunities for themselves and their families through education.

Anti-Racism Statement

The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation stands with those who peacefully protest racism and systemic injustice against people and communities of color, especially the African-American community. 

To this end, we reaffirm our mission to improve the lives of Delaware women and their families through education. We are resolved to: 

  • Explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racism organization.
  • Continue to support programs, policies, and practices which reflect this commitment. 
  • Provide a safe and inclusive environment for our scholars, their families, board members, and volunteers. 
  • Be a caring community with an active value of diversity. 

We will steadfastly continue our mission of leveling the opportunity playing field for women of all races and ethnicities to allow them to transform their lives through education.