J.D. O'Connor Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 15

Awarded By

Delaware Community Foundation

Award Amount

$1,000 awarded (given in semi-annual payments of $500). A recipient may reapply for future funding as long as he/she is maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, is enrolled full time, and is in good standing. Applicants may receive a total of four annual awards.


The number of awards offered annually is at the discretion of the DCF Board of Directors.

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. 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. 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.

Deadline Info

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 em ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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