The Delaware SEED Scholarship Program is offered by the State of Delaware and covers tuition for full-time students enrolled in the Associate in Arts Program. SEED Scholarships are granted to Delaware residents who have graduated from a Delaware high school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, are entering directly into the AAP from high school, and have not been convicted of a felony.
For freshmen who will be entering the Associate in Arts Program, the University of Delaware will award SEED Scholarships to as many eligible students as State funding will allow. In selecting students, UD will give priority to students who have the most financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). UD begins reviewing new students in March; it is strongly recommended that families file their FAFSAs (available at www.fafsa.ed.gov) by the end of February for first consideration.
Important Change in SEED Credit-Hour Requirements
In an August 2020 modification to the COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration, Delaware Gov. John Carney announced a change to the SEED credit-hour requirements. SEED recipients were previously required to earn a minimum of 24 credit hours in each academic year to maintain their eligibility. This requirement has been suspended and will remain so until 6 months after the State of Emergency is lifted.