Student Excellence Equals Degree: The SEED Scholarship
SEED Scholarships are funded by the State of Delaware and cover tuition for eligible full-time students enrolled in the Associate in Arts Program (AAP) at the University of Delaware’s Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown locations, which are housed within Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) campuses and the UD Downtown Center in Wilmington. Although located within DTCC campuses, the AAP is administered by the University of Delaware and staffed exclusively by UD faculty. SEED Scholarships are not offered to students who choose to pursue bachelor's degrees at the University of Delaware in Newark.
SEED Scholarships are granted to Delaware residents who graduate from a Delaware high school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, enter directly into the AAP from high school, and have not been convicted of a felony. Enrollment in at least 24 credits per academic year and a 2.5 GPA must be maintained to continue eligibility while in the AAP. For more information, see Eligibility Requirements.
The University of Delaware will award SEED Scholarships to as many eligible students as State of Delaware funding will allow. UD grants funding priority to students who demonstrate the most financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students who wish to be considered for the SEED Scholarship must file a FAFSA. The FAFSA is made available each year on Oct. 1. No separate application is required; however, the disbursement (paying) of SEED Scholarship funds to the student's account is contingent upon receipt of the student's official high school transcript.
The University begins the review process for new students in March of each year. We recommend that families file their FAFSAs by the end of February for first consideration. In addition to university-specific deadlines, there are also state and federal deadlines to be aware of when submitting your FAFSA. You can learn more about important FAFSA deadlines here.