•  Scholarships: 

    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.

    Throughout the year, this page will be updated as we receive new information.  Please check back often as new scholarships will be added regularly. The scholarships listed on this website are just a small sample of the thousands of available scholarships. It is recommended that, in addition to viewing the scholarships below, you use a scholarship search engine to find other scholarships that are a good match for you. Also, the Helpful Hints document in the "Files" section has important tips to help you successfully navigate the scholarship process.

    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 Scholarship Compendium

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


    Cash for College: Published by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

    College Board—Pay for College


    FinAid! Financial Aid, College Scholarships and Student Loans

    Funding Education Beyond High School: Published by the U.S. Department of Education

    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.



    Scholarships are posted in the order in which they are received in the School Counseling Office.  Please pay attention to DUE DATES.  Please also note that this is not a comprehensive list of all scholarships available to students. Students should use one of the search engines above to locate additional regional & national scholarships. The applications are located in the "Files" section below. The underlined titles are links to the applications on the foundations website - no application is posted below if there is a link. 


    • Heisman High School Scholarship - Due 10/20/2020
    • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship - Due 10/25/2020
    • Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship​​​​​​​ – Due 10/31/2020
    • ​​​​​​​Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship - Due 11/30/2020
    • Mar-DEL Watermelon Association Scholarship - Due 12/15/2020
    • GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Due 01/05/2021
    • The Farm Credit Foundation Scholarship - Due 01/08/2021
    • Ron Brown Scholarship – Due 01/09/2021
    • Better Business Bureau Scholarship - Due 01/12/2021
    • DE State Education Association Scholarships - Due 01/29/2021
      • DSEA Howard Weinberg Scholarship
      • DSEA Christopher K. Smith Memorial Scholarship
    • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship - Due 02/01/2021
    • VMDAEC Scholarship - Due 02/19/2021
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha New Castle County Scholarship - Due 2/28/2021
    • Chesapeake Utilities - Black History Month Scholarship​​​​​​​ - Due 2/28/2021
    • Pearls of Hope Foundation Scholarships - Due 2/28/2021
      • Juanita Williams Scholarship
      • H.O.P.E. Scholarship
    • Kent County Republican Women's Club (KCRWC) Scholarship - Due 03/10/2021
    • Organ Donor PSA Scholarship – Due 03/12/2021
    • Del-On Scholarship - Due 3/15/2021
    • Delaware Veterans Post #2 Scholarship - Due 3/26/2021
    • Beau Biden Scholarship Application - I Could Do Great Things - Due 3/31/2021
    • DSEA Retired Education Scholarship - Due 3/31/2021
    • Mr. and Mrs. George C. Wright Scholarship - Due 3/31/2021
    • Sprig and Twig Garden Club Scholarship - Due 3/31/2021
    • ​​​​​​​Delmarva Chicken Association Scholarships - Due 04/9/2021
    • Edward W. Cooch, Jr. Environmental Scholarship - Due 04/15/2021
    • Kent County Master Gardeners​​​​​​​ - Due 4/16/2021 
    • Caesar Rodney 2021 Scholarship Program - Due 5/1/2021
    • Delaware State University Kent County Alumni Chapter Scholarship - Due 05/01/2021
    • Dover Capital City Rotary Club Scholarship - Due 5/7/2021
    • Downstate Delaware Striders & Riders Scholarship​​​​​​​ - Due 5/30/2021
    • Ahl and O'Connor Ortho Scholarship - Due 5/31/2021
    • William W.M. Henry Alumni Scholarship - Due 6/1/2021


    Local Scholarship Information

    (Smyrna-Clayton Area)

    The Local Scholarships are available in the School Counseling Office around December each year. They applications are located in the "Files" section below. 

    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. The General Scholarship Application and list of scholarships is added to the "Files" section below each winter. 
    2. Scholarships which require separate applications. Below is a list of local scholarships which will be available in December in the "Files" section at the very bottom of the page: 
    • Smyrna FFA Alumni Scholarship (SHS) - Due 12/15/2020
    • Clayton Century Club Scholarship - Due 4/1/2021
    • General Scholarship (SHS) - Due 4/1/2021
    • Harmony Lodge Scholarship - Due 4/1/2021
    • H. Thomas Tucker Scholarship - Due 4/1/2021
    • Kenton Ruritan Club Scholarship - Due 4/1/2021
    • Kenton Ruritan Club Scholarship George Ellis Brown - Due 4/1/2021
    • Kenton Ruritan Club Scholarship George Dunning - Due 4/1/2021
    • Leadership Award - Due 4/1/2021
    • Smyrna-Clayton 4th of July Scholarship - Due 4/1/2021
    • Smyrna Educators Association Scholarship - Due 4/1/2021
    • Smyrna School District Administrators (SSDAdmin) Scholarship - Due 4/1/2021 
    • Holly's Club of Smyrna Scholarship - Due 4/9/2021
    • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 Scholarship - Due 4/10/2021
    • VFW Post 8801 Scholarship - Due 4/12/2021
    • Alpha Delta Kappa IOTA Chapter Scholarship - Due 4/15/2021
    • Barbara Reed Medical Oncology Scholarship - Due 4/15/2021
    • Clayton Intermediate School Scholarship - Due 4/15/2021
    • Smyrna-Clayton Rotary Club Scholarship - Due 04/15/2021
    • Smyrna High School Athletic Boosters Scholarship - 4/15/2021
    • Smyrna School Nutrition Association Scholarship - Due 4/23/2021
    • St. Peter's Church/Pamela Buckley Memorial Scholarship - Due 4/23/2021
    • Clayton Lions Club Scholarship - Due 4/30/2021
    • Smyrna-Clayton Little Lass Scholarship - Due 4/30/2021
    • Smyrna School District Nurses Scholarship - Due 4/30/2021
    • Delta Kappa Gamma Theta Chapter Scholarship - Due 5/1/2021
    • JBM PTO Scholarship - Due 5/2/2021