Delaware Nursing Incentive Program

Award Amount

Application Deadline

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Awarded By

Delaware Higher Education Office

Award Amount

The award is in the form of a forgivable loan and 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 if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. The loan will be forgiven at a rate of one year of employment at a state-owned hospital or clinic for one year of loan. The following hospitals and centers are eligible: Governor Bacon Health Center, Emily P. Bissell Hospital, Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Delaware Psychiatric Center, Delaware Veterans Home, or Stockley Center.


The number of awards offered varies annually. In the 2012-2013 academic year (the most recent year for which information is available), there were 24 awards given.

Deadline Info

Applications are available at the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) website. Please note: Students must apply by completing the online Common Merit Application. As part of the online applicat ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.