• Scholarships & Financial Aid

    Figuring out how to pay for college can be very overwhelming, but we hope to make this process a little bit easier by providing information about local, state, and national scholarship opportunities.

    Students should use the search engines and resources below, as well as the College/Career Google Classroom for their graduation year, to access scholarship applications.

    If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact Mrs. Ashley Carrow: ashley.carrow@smyrna.k12.de.us or call (302) 653-3133.

    Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources:    

    Delaware Higher Education Office - Scholarship Programs - The DHEO administers several scholarships for students in the state of Delaware. Click on the link to view the available scholarships & application requirements.

    Delaware Scholarship Compendium

    College Board—Pay for College


    FinAid! Financial Aid, College Scholarships and Student Loans

    QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that connects academically outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with opportunities at top colleges.  The QuestBridge path to college begins with the College Prep Scholars Program, which helps high school juniors become strong applicants to top colleges.  In their senior year, students can apply to the National College Match - an admissions process that connects students with admission and full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid at QuestBridge's college partners. Visit the QuestBridge website for more information about these opportunities.

    UNCF is the nation's largest private scholarship provider to minority students. They also manage a variety of other scholarship programs. Visit the website for information about the UNCF scholarships as well as the other scholarships they manage.  


    Seniors can access scholarship applications in the College/Career Google Classroom for their graduation year. Scholarships are added in the order in which they are received in the School Counseling Office.


    Local Scholarship Information

    (Smyrna-Clayton-Kenton Area)

    The Local Scholarships are available in the School Counseling Office around December/January each year. 

    There are 2 types of local scholarships:

    1. General Scholarships - there are several scholarships students can apply for simply by filling out ONE General Scholarship Application and returning it to Mrs. Carrow in the School Counseling Office. 

    2. Scholarships which require separate applications. Below is a list of local scholarships which are typically available around January in the Google Classroom as they become available to SHS: 

    • Smyrna FFA Alumni Scholarship (SHS) 
    • Clayton Century Club Scholarship 
    • General Scholarship (SHS) 
    • Harmony Lodge Scholarship 
    • H. Thomas Tucker Scholarship 
    • Kenton Ruritan Club Scholarship 
    • Kenton Ruritan Club Scholarship George Ellis Brown 
    • Kenton Ruritan Club Scholarship George Dunning 
    • Leadership Award 
    • Smyrna-Clayton 4th of July Scholarship 
    • Smyrna Educators Association Scholarship 
    • Smyrna School District Administrators (SSDAdmin) Scholarship 
    • Holly's Club of Smyrna Scholarship 
    • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 Scholarship 
    • VFW Post 8801 Scholarship 
    • Alpha Delta Kappa IOTA Chapter Scholarship 
    • Barbara Reed Medical Oncology Scholarship 
    • Clayton Intermediate School Scholarship 
    • Smyrna-Clayton Rotary Club Scholarship 
    • Smyrna High School Athletic Boosters Scholarship 
    • Smyrna School Nutrition Association Scholarship 
    • St. Peter's Church/Pamela Buckley Memorial Scholarship 
    • Clayton Lions Club Scholarship 
    • Smyrna-Clayton Little Lass Scholarship 
    • Smyrna School District Nurses Scholarship 
    • Delta Kappa Gamma Theta Chapter Scholarship 
    • JBM PTO Scholarship 
    • Parkview RV Scholarship