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.

List of available scholarships with details for each.
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 & Liberal Arts Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Education & Liberal Arts 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 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 & Natural Sciences Dean's Merit Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Health Professions & Natural Sciences 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 & Natural Sciences 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 about the STAR Scholarship.
WilmU Works for Aspiring Teachers Scholarship All Terms Varies, up to $7,196 total Varies Education & Liberal Arts 3.0 Undergraduate Part time, Full time All Must have earned diploma from a Delaware high school, must enroll at WilmU within 12 months of high school graduation, must pursue a teacher preparation program that leads to state licensure, must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at WilmU. Learn more about the Aspiring Teachers Scholarship.
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 & Natural Sciences 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.
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, or immediate family member of a veteran who graduated from Wilmington University.
Future of Nursing Excellence Scholarship Fall $500 for part time,
$2,000 for full time
One year Health Professions & Natural Sciences 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 about the Partner Renewable Transfer Scholarship.
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 about the STEP Path™ Scholarship.
Career-Based Scholarhip Fall $5,000 One year Business, Health Professions & Natural Sciences, Technology Varies Undergraduate Full-time All The Career-Based Scholarship is for students enrolled in a degree program in the State of Delaware that leads to a high-need career field such as finance, human resources, nursing, management, and software development. See application instructions on the Delaware Department of Education website using the link above.
Educator Support Scholarship Fall $5,000 One year Education & Liberal Arts Varies All Full-time All The Educator Support Scholarship is for students enrolled in a degree program in the State of Delaware that leads to a career in education (in a classroom or as a specialist). See application instructions on the Delaware Department of Education website using the link above.
Scholarship Incentive Program Fall $1,000 One Year All Varies Undergraduate Full-time All The Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP) is a $1,000 need-based award for qualifying students intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree full-time in Delaware. See application instructions on the Delaware Department of Education website using the link above.
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 for the Neighborhood Scholarship.
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 about Scholarship America.
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.