Available Scholarships

At Wilmington University we are committed to helping our students achieve their higher education goals. A number of our scholarships are awarded annually and provide support for students based on merit, financial need, and other criteria.

To be considered for scholarships at Wilmington University students must be officially accepted into the University. Applicants are encouraged to review criteria and eligibility prior to submitting a scholarship application.

Note: All applicants must have a completed admission application on record. This applies to all scholarships.


Scroll left and right to view the scholarships below for eligibility information and criteria requirements.

Scholarship Name Term Awarded Award Amount Award Duration Academic College Required GPA Academic Level Student Status Student Type Additional Criteria
Wilmington University Scholarship Fall, Spring Up to $5,000 One year All 2.5 All Part time, Full time All  
College of Education Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Education 3.0 All Part time, Full time All  
College of Business Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Business 3.0 All Part time, Full time All  
College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Arts & Sciences 3.0 All Part time, Full time All  
College of Technology Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Technology 3.0 All Part time, Full time All  
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Social & Behavioral Sciences 3.0 All Part time, Full time All  
College of Health Professions Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Health Professions 3.0 All Part time, Full time All  
Donovon Appleman Memorial Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Technology 2.5 Undergraduate Part time, Full time All Must be first-generation college student
William and Mary Bescherer Memorial Scholarship Fall $1,000 One year Health Professions 3.0 Undergraduate Part time, Full time Transfer Must be enrolled in Health Sciences degree program
STAR Scholarship All Terms Half tuition Varies All 3.25 Undergraduate Full time Transfer Must have conferred associate degree through the SEED program. Learn more
Quinn Family Memorial Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year All 2.5 All Part time, Full time All  
Mig Reardon Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fall $2,000 One year Health Professions 2.5 Undergraduate Part time, Full time All Must be a Registered Nurse pursuing a BSN degree
Linda Thomas Scholarship Fall $2,000 One year All 2.5 All Part time, Full time All  
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Recognition Scholarship Fall $1,000 One year All 3.3 Undergraduate Part time, Full time Transfer Must be a member of the PTK Honor Society and submit letter of recommendation from a PTK Advisor to scholarships@wilmu.edu
Wilmington Manor Lions Club Scholarship Fall $4,000 One year All 2.5 Undergraduate Part time, Full time All Must be an active member of the local community.
Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Scholarship Fall $1,250 for part time,
$2,500 for full time
One year All 3.0 Undergraduate Part time, Full time All  
Sandra L. and Thomas S. Shaw Scholarship Fall $5,000 for part time,
$10,000 for full time
One year All 2.5 All Part time, Full time All Must be an honorably discharged veteran or active military.
Future of Nursing Excellence Scholarship Fall $500 for part time,
$2,000 for full time
One year Health Professions 3.0 All Part time, Full time All Must demonstrate a passion for serving and caring for others in a health professional role.
Dr. Jack P. Varsalona Scholarship Fall Full tuition (no fees) Four years All 3.0 Undergraduate Full time All Must demonstrate exemplary leadership or impact through community involvement.
Partner Renewable Transfer Scholarship All Terms Covers tuition for every fifth course, up to $4,500 total Varies All 2.5 Undergraduate Part time, Full time Transfer Must have conferred associate degree from an eligible partner school, must complete 15 credits within 1 year of enrolling at WilmU. Learn more
STEP Path™ Scholarship All Terms Varies based on remaining courses, up to $5,850 total Varies Business, Social & Behavioral Science, Technology Varies Undergraduate Part time, Full time Transfer, Camden County College Must have conferred associate degree from Camden County College, must enroll in a STEP Path-eligible online bachelor’s degree program at WilmU within 24 months of associate degree conferral, must continue part- or full-time towards bachelor’s degree. Learn more
Neighborhood Scholarship Fall Full tuition (no fees) Four years All 2.5 Undergraduate Full time All Must be a graduating senior at William Penn High School. Apply Here
Scholarship America Scholarship All Terms Varies Varies All Varies All Part time, Full time All Wilmington University has partnered with Scholarship America to bring quality degree programs to students. These undergrad and graduate programs assist in developing a highly qualified workforce. Learn more
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education for Women Fall Grant amounts vary One year All Varies All Part time, Full time Female only The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) offers need-based, one-time-only grants to women for educational expenses associated with the cost of academic or technical courses. Explore PCE eligibility requirements