Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties


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Delaware County Community College's Educational Foundation awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donor(s). 

The application period for scholarships is mid-February to mid-April. The application period for 2018-2019 closed on April 13. 

List of Scholarships » 

Turn Minutes into Money

Take the time to organize. This is not an exhausting process, but do take the time to clearly state how you meet the requirements specified by our donors. Tell us why YOU deserve this honor. This is FREE money that does not need to be paid back (unlike a student loan).

We want to give these awards to deserving students

Students who show the drive and determination to succeed are exactly what makes our College special. Providing this financial assistance will allow more students to continue their studies and earn certificates and degrees.

The application process takes place in the spring, and awards are announced in the summer months for classes starting in the fall. The application period will be open mid-February through mid April.

Tips from our Scholarship Selection Committee

  • It is okay to apply for more than one scholarship. Let us know all the scholarships that you are qualified for.
  • Tell us something we will not see in your academic credentials.
  • Competition for some of these scholarships is steep. A thoughtful essay can tip the scales in your favor.

External Scholarships*

Lodlois - $1,000 for first place, $250 for second place essay - Deadline June 30, 2019
Proven Data - $2,000; essay required - Deadline January 30, 2019
Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial - $1,500, 3.0 GPA or higher, essay required - June 15, 2019 - $1,000 twice a year; essay required - Deadlines April 1 and October 1, 2019
Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends - $1,500 a year up to four years for Chester resident - Deadline January 15, 2019
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship - $10,000 yearly to 200 students - Application opens January 15, 2019
Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness - $500 scholarship, 3.0 GPA or above, essay - Deadline March 15, 2019
Edugeeksclub - $450, $350 and $300 awards for winning essays - Deadline May 31, 2019
Community Superhero - $1,500, 3.0 GPA and essay required - Deadline June 30, 2019
Chalik & Chalik Cancer Survivors - $1,000 - Deadline June 30, 2019
AmericanTrucks - $2,000 scholarship for students pursuing career in traditional building trades like HVAC, carpentry, electrical or related field - October 15, 2018 for spring, June 15, 2019 for fall
Hard Head Veterans - $1,000 college fund for students planning to seek a degree in law enforcement; 1,000-word essay required - Deadline March 31, 2019
American Muscle Automotive - 4 scholarships for $2,000 each; 700-1,500-word essay - October 15 for spring
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA - Scholarships available for CDA Credential & associate degrees in ECE; Apply 6 – 8 weeks prior to intended semester start date.
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano - $500-$2,500 scholarships; essay required - Deadlines vary

*Not affiliated with Delaware County Community College; not a comprehensive list