Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement Scholarship

Amount: $15,000 - $30,000
Eligibility: High School Seniors

Priority Deadline: January 15
Regular Deadline: March 1


Awards ranging from $15,000 up to $30,000 per year may be offered to selected applicants based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. The student's application for admission serves as the student's application for an Academic Achievement Scholarship.  No additional application is necessary.  For an Academic Achievement Scholarship estimate, visit our Scholarship Calculator.

Scholarship names and amounts for 2019-20 (fall 2020 entry to UD):

Trustee Scholarship-$30,000/year 

President's Scholarship-$27,000/year

Provost's Scholarship-$24,000/year

Dean's Scholarship-$20,000/year

Founder's Scholarship-$15,000/year

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