Scholarships

Follow this link to read about the recently awarded scholarships by AARP Chapter 5226.

*** Indian River High School Scholarship Application

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 $53,500 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.

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, idacrist@aol.com, (302) 732-6336.