Educational Assistance and Scholarships
Trust Fund Higher Education Scholarship: Delaware Tribal members attending college are eligible for scholarship funding. Currently, full-time students may apply for $400 per semester for up to eight semesters. Semesters do not have to be consecutive. Part-time students may apply for $200 per semester for up to 16 semesters. Applicants must submit all required documentation. Students must maintain a 2.7 GPA (grade point average) in the last semester attended (high school, college, etc.) Students must reapply at the end of each semester. Award is made directly to student to insure that it does not interfere with their financial aid package at the institution. Scholarships will not be awarded for the summer semester. Scholarships are subject to funding availability.
Fall scholarship applications will be accepted from June 1 through July 31, spring from January 1 to February 28.
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School Supply Assistance: The School Supply Assistance program is to help registered members of the Delaware Tribe of Indians with the cost of purchasing the needed school supplies for their child and or children ages Pre-K to 5th Grade. School Supply applications are accepted from July 15th to September 30th unless funds are exhausted. Application deadline is September 30 of every year. Assistance will reimburse up to $40 per child with receipt of purchase.
Education Assistance: This program is for registered Delaware Tribe of Indians students ages 6th thru 12th grade, who need assistance while enrolled in school, such as graduation expenses, ACT exams, summer school, band, choir, etc. This program has a maximum payment of $50.00 per applicant per fiscal year.
» Education Assistance Application (PDF)
Athletic Assistance: This program is for registered Delaware Tribe of Indians students who need assistance for school sponsored athletic programs (such as baseball, football, basketball, track, cheerleading etc.), for items required, but not provided by the school. (Such as shoes, baseball mitts, mouth pieces etc.) This program has a maximum payment of $50.00 per applicant per fiscal year. Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis. Awards are based on the availability of funds.
» Athletic Assistance Application (PDF)
Academic Achievement Award: Available on a one-time basis to registered Delaware Tribe of Indians that have graduated in the current fiscal year/academic school year from high school with a current 3.5 GPA (grade point average).
Driver’s Education Assistance: Can be used to help defray costs of driver’s education classes through an accredited training facility. This program has a maximum of $75.00 per applicant per fiscal year. The assistance will be made based on funding availability.
Adult Vocational Training Assistance: Can be used to help with costs of short-term vocational training classes. They are limited to out of school students who wish to learn new or upgrade current skills. This program has a maximum of $200.00 per applicant per fiscal year. The assistance will be made based on funding availability.
All programs are based on funding availability.