Delaware Nursing Incentive Program

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Award Amount


Application Deadline

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Awarded By

Delaware Higher Education Office

Award Amount

The award is in the form of a forgivable loan that is worth $5,000 annually for bachelor degree programs and $2,500 annually for associate degree programs. The loan is renewable for up to three additional years. 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 2013-2014 academic year (the most recent year for which information is available), there were 19 awards given.

Deadline Info

Applications are available at the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) website. Most DHEO programs will require the student to submit additional documents including an unofficial transcript, SAT ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.