Scholarship Requirements

Student Excellent Equals Degree (SEED) Scholarship Requirements

  1. A new first-year student shall be admitted and attend classes full-time (12 credits or more) at Delaware Technical Community College no later than the fall semester immediately after the student’s graduation from a Delaware public or non-public high school.

    To be eligible for the SEED Scholarship program, a student must satisfy Delaware residency requirements as set forth in Delaware Tech’s residency policy and be enrolled full-time on a degree-seeking basis. Students with a disability must comply with Delaware Tech’s academic accommodation policy.

    A student shall have graduated from a Delaware public or non-public high school with a minimum cumulative average of either 80 or higher on a 100 point scale, a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale as indicated on the student’s official high school transcript, or a letter grade of C+. Since high schools use different methods for reporting grades (letter, number or GPA), the minimum acceptable academic requirement shall be: GPA of 2.5, 80 for numerical and C+ for letter grade.

    The equivalency standards for Delaware home-schooled students shall be a complete home schooled academic transcript, or a combined score of 1350 on the new SAT or a composite ACT score of at least 19.

    Undocumented students must meet the same eligibility requirements as documented students regarding attendance immediately from high school, academics (GPA), felony convictions and enrollment as a full-time student. To qualify as an undocumented scholarship recipient, the student must have: (a) attended a high school located within the State of Delaware for two or more years; (b) graduated from a Delaware high school; (c) applied for all campus-based financial aid (scholarships, etc.) for which s/he would be eligible; and (d) submit a notarized Tuition Affidavit (available in Delaware Tech’s Financial Aid Office) which certifies that the student is an undocumented person and that s/he has filed an application to legalize his/her immigration status or will file an application to legalize his/her application status as soon as s/he is eligible.

  2. The student shall not have been convicted of any felony and the student and parent/legal guardian or relative caregiver shall certify such fact. If a student has felony charges pending, the student and parent/legal guardian or relative caregiver will sign a certification that if the student is convicted of a felony, the student, parent/legal guardian or relative caregiver will notify the appropriate Delaware Tech Financial Aid Office, and the student will no longer be eligible for the SEED Scholarship.

  3. A student shall have satisfied admission standards as determined by Delaware Tech and must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

  4. A student shall have applied for all appropriate forms of financial aid for which the student is eligible including, but not limited to, the Federal Pell Grant, financial aid programs administered by the Delaware Higher Education Commission, financial aid programs administered by Delaware Tech, and shall have accepted all such financial assistance offered or awarded to the student, except for loans. If Pell Grant funds cover full tuition, the SEED Scholarship will NOT be awarded. If Pell Grant funds do NOT cover full tuition, the SEED Scholarship will be awarded to cover the difference.

    A student must apply for financial aid by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. A student must complete all institutional forms and supporting documentation as requested by the campus. A student should apply for financial aid by the priority deadline date of June 1 of each year.


  5. New, first –year students must complete and return the SEED scholarship application to the appropriate Delaware Tech Financial Aid Office no later than April 15 to meet the priority deadline.

  6. A final official academic transcript must be received by the appropriate Delaware Tech Financial Aid Office no later than June 30 of each year to verify graduation and final cumulative GPA.

  7. Current high school graduates meeting all eligibility requirements who did not apply for Year 1 SEED Scholarship may qualify to apply for Year 2 as long as all other requirements related to enrollment and eligibility at Delaware Tech are met.