Scholarships are awarded to Indian River High School seniors and adult students at Delaware Technical and Community College. Since the inception of the Scholarship Fund in 2008, the chapter has awarded $58,500 in scholarships.

Indian River High School

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to Indian River High School seniors. Applicants are evaluated in three areas: (1) academic record; (2) extracurricular, community, and work activities; and (3) an essay. Extra consideration is given to applicants who have or expect to overcome challenges in pursuing their education.

Applications are available to seniors in the guidance office at Indian River High School in the Spring of each year. The scholarships are awarded at the school’s annual Awards Night.

Indian River High School Scholarship Application

Delaware Technical Community College

Six $500 scholarships are awarded annually—four to nursing students and two to non-nursing students. Three of these are awarded in the fall semester and three in the spring semester.

Applicants for these scholarships must:

  • Be 25 years of age or older
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a resident of Sussex County
  • Be enrolled at Delaware Tech
  • Have earned a Cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Show evidence of financial need

These awards are administered by Del Tech based on our Chapter’s stated criteria.

Contact:  Committee Co-Chair: Ida Crist,, (302) 732-6336.

The South Coastal Delaware Chapter of AARP will award five scholarships this year—two to Indian River High School students and three to students 25 years and older at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. The total amount of the scholarships is $5,000.

Two $1,000 scholarships for IRHS students are based on their academic record, extracurricular, community and work activities and on an essay related to students’ scholastic and career goals. Electronic fillable applications are available through the office of the high school guidance counselor. The IRHS applications are due back to the guidance counselor by Friday, April 8. The scholarship recipients will be announced on May 18 as part of an awards program.

The local AARP Chapter will also award three $1,000 scholarships to Del Tech students–two to nursing students and one to a non-nursing student. The amounts are split between the spring and fall  semesters of 2022.  For more information, students should contact the school’s Admissions and Financial Aid office.

The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter offers programs of community outreach, advocacy, scholarships, travel and a range of social and recreational activities for those in southeastern Sussex County. For information on membership for those 50 and older, email or call Dottie Rieck at 302-539-2654.

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Ida Crist