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Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship - To support current students who have had a parent, grandparent, or sibling graduate from the University. Students from all colleges are eligible to apply but a student may only receive the award one time during his or her academic experience at UD.
The Center For Thomas More Scholarship - $5,000 awarded annually. For Braniff students with a proven interest in Thomas More's writings.
$5,000 Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship: Every month a Texas student gets selected. Applicants can only apply once in an academic year (defined as Aug. -July).
These scholarships are not offered, or maintained, by the university. Please contact the scholarship organization with any questions about the scholarship or website. This list has been put together to help students start their scholarship search and does not include all outside scholarship opportunities.
2023- 2024 Scholarships
$1,000 Elite Lawyer Scholarship (Jan. 10): You have a current GPA of at least 3.0. You must submit either a 500-word essay or a 2-minute video presentation in response to the following question: What positive change are you working to bring to your community this year?
$1,000 2024 Pioneering Women Scholarship (Jan. 31): *For Women* Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. A well-written essay of 750 to 1,000 words discussing the experience of being the first female in your family to attend college and how that shapes your goals, aspirations, and future.
$1,000 2024 Back and Better Scholarship (Feb. 28): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Tell us about a time you received a second chance – how did you respond to this opportunity, and what valuable lesson did you learn?
$2,000 Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship (Feb. 28): Must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Must possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. A 750-word essay responding to the following prompt: What are some significant challenges people with disabilities encounter on a regular basis? What are some practicable public policies that could address these challenges? Feel free to speak about the challenges you have experienced or witnessed in a loved one’s life.
$1,000 The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship (Aug.24): GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an original essay (approximately 500-1000 words) answering the following prompt: Being a loved one’s caregiver is an incredible act of service, and it is often a thankless job. If you have a parent who has provided care for a loved one, or if you have been a caregiver yourself, how has this experience affected your priorities or long-term goals? How will this new perspective prepare you for the future?
$1,000 First of Us Scholarship (Aug. 31): Submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share with us a story of how you or a family member overcame hardships as a first-generation college student and the lessons you or your family member have learned along the way.
$1,000 Safety on the Road Scholarship (Aug. 31): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit an essay discussing your idea for improving road safety and the potential results of your proposed change.
$1,000 Who Inspires You Scholarship (Aug. 31): * A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Write an essay of 500-1,000 words discussing who has inspired you to be the person you are now or are becoming. What have they done or continue to do, and how has that impacted your life?
$1,000 Animal Rescue Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit a 750 words (12-point, Times New Roman font preferred) that answers the following prompt: Discuss your relationship with a rescue animal or volunteer animal organization and how it has impacted your life. How do you dedicate your time to helping animals and animal rescue organizations?
$500 Book Lovers Scholarship (Sept. 30): Submit a 250-400 word essay to the following prompt: If you could have everyone in the world read just one book, what would that book be and why?
$1,000 2023 Empowering Immigrants Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit an essay of 750-1000 words to the following prompt: Share your or your family’s immigration story, what struggles you overcame, and how this story pushes you towards your educational goals.
$1,000 First Responders Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Write an essay of 500-1,000 words discussing the role of first responders in today’s society and how their roles contribute to public safety. How has your experience with a first responder, as a first responder, or as a family member of a first responder shaped your life? What can be done to assist the difficult job of first responders?
$1,000 2023 Yellow Light Scholarship (Sept. 30): *Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and had been in good overall academic standing. Submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Write about a time when you had a learning experience while on the road. What could you have done differently? What did you learn and how has it affected your driving since?
$2,500 Overcoming Disability Scholarship ( Oct.5): *Students with physical or psychological disabilities that affect their ability to work. Submit a video response of 3-5 minutes to the following prompt: Why do you think it is important for people with disabilities to have access to quality education? How do you think your disability has affected your life choices? *A video must be submitted as a URL (NOT a movie file or other attachment).
$1,500 Financial Champions Scholarship From 1F Cash Advance (Oct. 15): Visit the website for eligibility/requirements. Submit a 500 words essay describing The biggest financial challenges of the modern world.
$5,000 Bright Future in Sports Lighting Scholarship (Oct. 22): Must demonstrate a genuine interest in sports lighting and its impact on athletic environments. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Submit a well-researched and thought-provoking essay on the following topic (minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 1,000 words): Advancements in sports in lighting technology: Enchanting athlete well-being and performance.
$1,000 2023 Accountability & Morality Scholarship (Oct. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. must submit a 750-word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time you had to be accountable for yourself or others. Consider positive or negative moments you experienced. How does your outlook and actions affect yourself and others?
$1,000 2023 DP Law Encouraging Diversity Scholarship (Oct. 31): Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Why do you want to become a lawyer? What type of law are you pursuing? What motivates you?
$1,000 2023 Keeping Faith Scholarship (Oct. 31): *In good academic condition and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Submit an essay response of approximately 750-1,000 words to the prompt: Discuss when you were losing hope during a difficult time and how you persevered through it. What did you learn through this hardship?
$1,000 Law Office of Jae Lee Immigrant Student Scholarship (Nov. 21): The student must be either a first or second-generation immigrant living in the United States. The student’s family must be considered to be low-income, with an annual household income of less than $50,000. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Your application must also include a written essay or video submission describing your family’s immigration story and discussing what separates you from others. Written essays may be up to 500 words long, and video essays may be up to five minutes. Your essay should answer the following questions: Where did your family immigrate to the U.S. from, and how did they establish themselves in the country? What experiences have shaped your life and made you who you are today? What makes you unique or different from others? What are your goals after you receive your college degree? What profession do you want to pursue? What are your personal goals?
$1,000 Clark Law Group Scholarship (Nov. 29): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are a child of a current or former military service member. Submit an essay (500-1000 words) that answers the following prompt: How do you intend to serve the public with your higher education and future career?
$1,000 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship 2023 (Nov. 30): The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated that although they have encountered hardship, they have persevered and committed themselves to becoming successful in all of their endeavors. Must have a good academic standing by holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an essay of 500-1000 words that describes how you overcame adversity, outlining a specific roadblock through which you fought and emerged victoriously.
$1,000 Pontius Tax Law, PLLC (Nov. 30): Applicant has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Reserves OR is the child or stepchild of someone who has. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: How can we better support Veterans in our community? Please provide specific examples.
$1,000 2023 Safe Cycling Scholarship (Nov. 30): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must submit a 700-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Discuss old and new laws, and education around the dangers of cycling, and if you think more could be done to ensure the safety of cyclists.
$1,000 2023 Selfless Parent Scholarship (Nov. 30): Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good academic standing. Submit a 750-word essay response to the prompt: Discuss how your parent has made sacrifices for you or has otherwise shown selflessness to help you succeed in life. How did those sacrifices directly benefit you?
$1,000 2023 Rise Above Scholarship (Dec.1): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the prompt: Share a time where you felt like you were being taken advantage of as an employee, intern, or group member. How did this experience affect your professional relationships with those involved? Has your experience helped you look for future or current employment red flags? How did a negative, professional situation turn out to be a positive one in the long run, and how did you learn from it?
$1,000 James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship (Dec. 4): You or a family member was injured by a drunk driver. You have a need for financial assistance, with an annual family income of less than $75,000. Your application should include a one-page (approximately 500 words) essay response to the following prompt: How can drunk driving accidents be reduced at a societal level? What steps can you take to prevent drunk driving in your community?
$1,000 The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship (Dec. 6): You are a U.S. military Veteran, a current service member in the U.S. military, or the child of a Veteran or current service member. Your current cumulative GPA is at least 2.5. Submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the following topic: How has your experience as a Veteran or the child of a Veteran influenced your academic and career goals? How do you plan to use your education to make a positive impact in your community?
$1,000 Clean Energy Experts Scholarship (Dec. 20): Must be a student/enrollee of any of the following: Environmental Science program, major in environmental sciences, or other related studies. Write a 300-word essay on any topic below of your choice: The potential for solar energy to mitigate climate change. The challenges and limitations of the widespread adoption of solar energy. The cost-effectiveness of solar energy compared to traditional fossil fuels.
$1,000 Hoggatt Injury Law Children of Injured Workers Scholarship (Dec. 20): Your parent has been affected by a work-related injury. You have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Must include an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words in response to the prompt: What are your academic and career goals, and how will this scholarship help you achieve them? In what ways have your parents inspired you to further your education?
$1,000 Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship (Dec. 28): Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher as of their last completed academic semester. Must have been legally adopted by one or both of their parents. An applicant will also be required to submit an essay that is up to 800 words long, answering the following questions: What challenges have you faced as an adopted child? How have your relationships with your parents and other family members influenced your outlook on life? How has your experience affected your plans and goals for your education and career?
$1,000 2023 Accident Relief Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be in good overall academic standing. Submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share a story about an injury they received due to an auto accident, playing a sport, distracted driving, dangerous product, or any other way and how it has affected their daily life and education.
$1,000 Education Accessibility Scholarship (Dec. 31):Be the first in your family to attend a four-year college and minimum 3.0 GPA or above. Write a 750-word essay discussing how you think the public education system in the United States could do more for students to be able to attend a higher education institution.
$1,000 The 2023 First Generation Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an essay of 700-1,000 words discussing the obstacles you have faced as a first-generation American and how those experiences have shaped you into who you are today.
$1,000 2023 Open Door Scholarship (Dec. 31): The scholarship is open to any current high school seniors, first-year college students, and college sophomores residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who are enrolled and/or accepted for the upcoming 2023 Spring semester. Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit a 750 – 1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Discuss a time when you had been faced with a life-changing choice or an opportunity. How did you know which decision to make, and what new doors opened because you made this decision?
$1,000 2023 Path To Success Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good academic standing. View the website for a list of requirements. Submit a 1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Who helped guide you towards your path to success?
$2,500 2023 Play All In Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in strong academic standing. Must submit a 750 to 1000-word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time in your life when things were moving in a direction you didn’t want, and you decided to make a change. Explain the factors that led to your decision, any obstacles you faced, and what you learned. In addition, please explain if you agree with this statement and why: “We believe that we can either decide how we want to live, or let life happen to us.”
$1,000 2023 See Something Say Something Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time when you spoke up against injustice you witnessed and what resulted from speaking up.
Other/Ongoing - See websites for details.
Fulbright Scholarships - International Educational Exchange Program
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