COVID-19 College Update | March 31, 2020

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s directive, the College’s physical campuses and centers will remain closed through April 30. However, all courses, student support services and College operations are occurring remotely. The College continues to serve students and the communities of Delaware and Chester Counties. Please visit for more information.
Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Ways to Give

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When you support the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation, you help make sure that the College remains the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester Counties. Every gift, of every size, helps support a student or program or expands and enhances our facilities.

You can make a gift using a credit card via PayPal or create a Pledge Payment Plan to spread your gift over multiple payments via PayPal. If you wish to send a check, please mail it along with your contact information to:

Delaware County Community College Advancement Office
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063

A New Decade of Opportunity Appeal

A new decade of opportunity has presented urgent demand for student scholarships.  The Foundation just opened our scholarship week application period in late January, and in 48 hours, received nearly 200 submissions were received for the 2020-21 academic year.  At this rate, it is alarming to announce we may surpass last year’s 825 student applications total and experience significant pressure for the $625,000 expected to be available for distribution.

The Educational Foundation sincerely appreciates support from our community which makes our scholarship program possible.  Please make your gift today which will help us respond to the continuing needs of our hard working students and faculty. Visit to make your gift online or contact the Advancement Office ( ) or call 610-359-5131 for further assistance.

The Education Foundation also has several projects seeking corporate sponsorship for events later this spring.  If you are interested in more information, please contact the Advancement Office ( or call 610-359-5131 for further assistance.

  • May 4, 2020-Our Community Salutes Armed Forces Commissioning Ceremony for local High School students and families.
  • May 7, 2020-New Choices Designer Bag Bingo
  • May 13, 2020- School of Nursing Graduation  and 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • May 19, 2020-DCCC Education Foundation Golf Classic

Scholarships are critical for College students who cannot afford the full cost of their education. Thanks to the support of our many constituents, the College’s Educational Foundation awards approximately $625,00 in scholarship support each year.

Donors wishing to establish a scholarship may award an annual scholarship or create an endowed scholarship in perpetuity.

Annual scholarships may be established in any amount and will be presented in the full amount to the students who meet the guidelines established by the donor.

Endowed scholarships provide a permanent source of scholarship aid. They are established with a gift of $10,000 or more, which is placed in the Foundation’s investment portfolio. A portion of the interest generated from the endowed scholarship fund is awarded annually to the students who meet the guidelines established by the donor.

Annual and endowed scholarships may be named for the donor, a loved one, a corporation, foundation or organization. To learn more about establishing and naming a scholarship at the College, please contact Rachael Patten, Executive Director, Educational Foundation at 610-359-5131 or send an email to 

Are you a student interested in applying for one of the Educational Foundation’s scholarships? View a detailed list of all our scholarships and information on the selection process. You can apply for a scholarship during the application cycle, which begins in January each year.

Other ways to support the College

Your gift may take many forms: cash, securities, real estate, personal property and planned gifts, such as bequests and trusts. You may make an outright gift or a pledge that may be paid over a specified period of time. The staff of the College’s Educational Foundation is available to answer your questions and to help you plan your gift to the College.

Download a form you can use to make your gift to the College. Thank you for supporting Delaware County Community College! Questions about your gift? Please contact the Educational Foundation office at 610-359-5131.