Achievement Scholarship for Students with a History of Chronic Illness

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Amount
Awarded

$2,006

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Sunday
Awarded By:

Delaware Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered annually is at the discretion of the DCF Board of Directors.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of Delaware.
  4. Must be active in community service.
  5. Must enroll as an undergraduate student in the fall of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  6. Must enroll full time.
  7. Must have experienced a health-related issue, not necessarily a chronic illness, documented by a physician, which lasted at least six months and impaired the individual's ability to pursue his/her education.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to Delaware residents who have experienced a health-related issue (not necessarily a chronic illness) documented by a physician, which lasted at least six months and impaired their ability to pursue their education. Graduating high school seniors and former graduates from Delaware high schools may apply.

Application requirements for the Achievement Scholarship for Students with a History of Chronic Illness are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • FAFSA
  • Test scores (HS sr. only)
  • Tax return
  • Proof of eligibility
  • Essays (2)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: To ensure complete impartiality in selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism, DCF programs are administered by AcademicWorks, a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs. Preference will be given to those enrolled in the First State School or any of its branches prior to or at the time the health-related issue occurred. All students must have a low to moderate income. An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering: extracurricular activities; community involvement; essay content; academic achievements and records; financial need (optional). Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given. Notifications are sent to recipients and applicants not selected to receive an award via email by the end of June.

Award Amount: The amount of each award is at the discretion of the DCF Board of Directors. Awards are non-renewable. Past awardees are eligible to re-apply.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,006.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Applications are available online on the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) website. Students must apply via the online application system, and will be required to register an account using their email address to access the application. Students need only submit one application to be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Each student must upload the following supporting documents to the application: ACT and/or SAT scores, if a high school senior; high school or college/university transcript, as appropriate; a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report), which is generated after filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); a copy of his/her or his/her parent's recent federal tax return (Form 1040) showing Adjusted Gross Income (AGI); an essay of 300 words or less describing his/her future goals; an essay of 500 words or less explaining how a family member, mentor, or personal experience has been influential in his/her life; and contact information for a personal recommendation. The recommendation should be from someone outside his/her family who is familiar with his/her character through school, community, religious, and/or extracurricular activities. The recommender will be sent instructions for uploading his/her letter. For this scholarship only, the student must also provide documentation from his/her treating physician documenting his/her illness and its impact on his/her ability to attend school. The student must also provide a statement about the experience and struggles dealing with his/her illness and what he/she has had to overcome. The application and all supporting documents must be received by the deadline.
Contact: Richard Gentsch
Address: 100 W. 10th St., Suite 115 P.O. Box 1636 Wilmington, Delaware 19899

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