Delaware Higher Education Office
The award is given in the form of a forgivable loan. The loan cannot exceed the student's cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses. The loan is renewable for up to three additional years for undergraduate students and up to one additional year for graduate students. The loan will be forgiven at the rate of two years of qualifying employment for each year of loan. Qualifying employment is employment as a librarian or archivist in a public library, public school library, state agency, or political subdivision in Delaware.
The number of awards offered varies annually. In the 2013-2014 academic year (the most recent year for which information is available), there were 14 awards given. Please note that this program also provides awards to students pursuing master's degrees.
It is the intent and purpose of this program to enable and encourage academically talented Delawareans to pursue careers as librarians and archivists in the public libraries, public school libraries, state agencies and political subdivisions of Delaware. Academic record, community service, and financial need are considered for all applicants.
Applications are available at the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) website. Please note: Students must apply by completing the online Common Merit Application beginning on April 1, 2017. Mos ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.