Wilmington University Scholarships

The Wilmington University Scholarship Committee oversees a comprehensive scholarship program for Wilmington University students. There are selection criteria that are common to all scholarship categories, as well as criteria that are specific to individual scholarships.

To be considered for scholarships at Wilmington University, students must submit an admissions application prior to or with the scholarship application. All scholarship documents must be submitted as a complete package with the scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded based on the following review:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcripts (required for transfer students only)
  • Completed scholarship application
  • Minimum 3.00 grade point average
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Scholarship Essay (see instructions below)
  • Community service and involvement in school activities

Scholarship Application

Fill out scholarship application and return it by following the instructions included in the document. This application is used for all of the listed scholarships on this page. Applicants only only need to fill out one application to be considered for all scholarships.

The deadline for scholarship March 31, 2015

Download Spring 2015 Scholarship Application

Annual Fund Scholarships

These scholarships are made possible by the donations received through the Annual Fund. Donors include alumni, businesses, and friends of the University. Funds are also raised through the Green and White Scholarship Ball and the Wilmington University Scholarship Golf Classic. These scholarships are non-renewable, however, students may apply annually.

$5,000.00 Scholarships – One scholarship for each college is given to a full time student per fiscal year.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Social and Behavioral Science
  • College of Technology

Additional scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of an Annual Fund proceeds.

Betty J. and Ralph E. Bailey Merit Scholarship

An annual merit scholarship established in 1998 for undergraduate students at Wilmington University, this scholarship assists non-traditional students who are starting college. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to receive the scholarship and be eligible for renewal of the award. One scholarship for a full time student and one scholarship for a part time student with some emphasis on the non-traditional population.

Donavon Appleman Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Donavon Appleman, an employee in Wilmington University's Information Technology Department, this scholarship provides financial assistance to a first-generation college student who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in technology. A one-course scholarship is awarded and is non-renewable.

Edward Gersh Scholarship

The Edward Gersh Scholarship established in 2014 is for an undergraduate education major who is also an athlete. The student must maintain a minimum 2.75. This scholarship is awarded and is non-renewable.

Joann H. Gilbert Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Joann H. Gilbert, this scholarship is presented to a full-time Wilmington University student.

Milton and Hattie Kutz Foundation Scholarship

The Milton and Hattie Kutz Foundation grants an annual scholarship to students in need of financial assistance. The recipient must be a Delaware resident.

Mig Reardon Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Established in memory of Mig Reardon supported by the College of Health Professions and the nursing alumni, this scholarship provides full tuition for one course.

Linda Thomas Scholarship

Established in memory of Linda Thomas, this scholarship provides financial assistance to a student pursuing a bachelor's degree at Wilmington University. A one-course scholarship is awarded and is non-renewable.

Esther Marshal Trust

This scholarship was created to benefit deserving upper-level undergraduate students in Communications Management studies. This scholarship is renewable for a total of three years.

William and Mary Bescherer Scholarship

The William and Mary Bescherer Scholarship established in 2014 is for an undergraduate nursing student that has transferred from Delaware Technical and Community College. The student must demonstrate a financial need and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75. This scholarship is awarded and is non-renewable.

Wilmington Manor Lions Club Scholarship at Wilmington University

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student selected by the Lions Club Scholarship Search Committee. The student may retain the scholarship annually by demonstrating successful progress toward the completion of his or her degree. The student must also reside in the home area of the Wilmington Manor Lions Club. The recipient must reside in the 19720 zip code, which is the home of the Wilmington Manor Lions Club, but can attend any high school. Preference will be given to students who have physical challenges.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Recognition Scholarship

This scholarship is available to PTK Honor Society members. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and an A.A., A. S., or A.A.S. degree is required. Non-U.S. citizens, part-time students, and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible. The student must enroll immediately following their two-year college graduation. A letter of recommendation from a Phi Theta Kappa advisor is required.

Student Administrative Services Scholarship

Wilmington University, Student Administrative Services offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to ten students who have achieved merit in academics, extracurricular activity, employment and/or service to his/her community.  Recipients will receive: $500 for Fall Semester 2012 and $500 for Spring Semester 2013.