Fresh Start Scholarship Fund

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

May 15

Awarded By

Wilmington Women In Business, Inc.

Award Amount

The amount of the awards will be determined annually prior to the fall semester but will in no event exceed the costs of tuition, fees, books and other direct educational expenses. Awards will be paid to the college prior to the beginning of each semester.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 16 new scholarships were awarded.

Additional Information

The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is the charitable arm of Wilmington Women in Business, Inc. (WWB). Wilmington Women in Business established the Fresh Start Scholarship Program in 1996 to provide financial incentive and mentoring assistance to women returning to school to improve their lives and opportunities. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, or national origin. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be available for a brief telephone interview if selected as a finalist. The applicant must be recommended by a social service agency (or, if a social service agency is not available, by a college/university representative). The recommender must certify the applicant's financial need and personal challenges. All applicants will be notified on or before July 31.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the Wilmington Women In Business, Inc. website. In addition to a completed application, the student must also submit the following: financial data from her most recent ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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