We are so glad you are interested in applying for a Delta College scholarship. Did you know about half of those who apply receive a scholarship?
We want your application process to be a pleasant experience. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us.
how it works
Scholarships are dollars for your education that you don't have to pay back! Some are based on financial need, but many others are based upon your career track or goals. Delta College accepts applications only once a year.
Delta College only accepts applications once a year for the following academic year. If you are planning on attending in the fall of 2019/winter of 2020, you'll have the opportunity to apply soon. Applications will be accepted from December 17, 2018 – February 7, 2019.
All students must have a Delta College Student ID number and a password to apply for scholarships.
To get your student ID number, visit the Admissions Office page and apply to be accepted as a Delta College student.
Once you have your student ID number, you will be considered a Current Student. Take the next steps to get your password by visiting the Electronic Account Sign up page. You will need your last four digits of your social security number, along with your student ID number, to create your password.
You will log into the AcademicWorks Scholarship Application by using your Delta College username and password. Be sure you have all of the information you'll need to have handy, such as your student ID number, then log into the online application form. You'll need to be ready to answer the questions and write your essays. But don't worry, you can start your application, then come back later to complete the process.
All current and future Delta College students can apply. You must be either a high school graduate or have earned a GED. Dual-enrolled students are not eligible for these scholarships.
If you are a high school senior, you must still have a Delta College ID number and a password to apply for our scholarships. For any students who graduated from high school in the past three years, but have no Delta College grade point average (GPA), we will need you to upload your high school transcript to your application by the deadline date.
Many of the Delta College scholarships have a requirement of a minimum grade point average (GPA). If you haven't attended before, we need another way to help you confirm that you qualify. Having a high school transcript meets that goal.
All information related to your Delta College scholarship application will be emailed to you from firstname.lastname@example.org – letting you know if you did or did not receive a scholarship. It is important that you add the e-mail above to your list of trusted domains so our emails to you don't end up in your "junk" folder. Your Delta College email address is what we will use to communicate with you regarding the status of your scholarship.
The first round of scholarship awards will be emailed on April 11, 2019. If some dollars remain, a second round of scholarship awards will be sent on April 29, 2019. You will receive word - either an offer or our regrets - by May 1, 2019 via email.
There are two critical steps you must take after you are offered a scholarship:
- You must formally accept the scholarship by April 25, 2019. In the e-mail you receive offering you the scholarship, you will be asked to take this step. If you do not respond and confirm acceptance by this date, the dollars will be offered to another deserving student who also applied to attend Delta College.
- You must upload a thank you letter to your online application by June 19, 2019.
Failure to complete these two vital steps is likely to lead to you losing the opportunity to access these scholarship dollars for attending Delta College.
To begin the application process, log into the AcademicWorks scholarship application using your Delta username and password.
Hints for Success
We recommend that you type your answers in Microsoft Word and be sure to use spell
check and grammar check when you are done. Word will also let you check the word
count of your essays. It's important that you take these steps, since scoring for
how well you will rank in the process depends upon these factors.
Once you are done, you can copy and paste your answers into the online application.
Many students find it helpful to read their essays aloud to see how it sounds. Are
your thoughts complete? You may also consider having a friend or relative read what
you've written and then offer their opinions on how clear your thoughts are reflected.
Also, Delta College's WRIT Center can assist you with your essay writing. It is located in the back of the Library Learning Information Center (LLIC), near A125. Students are assisted on a first come, first serve basis. While no appointments are needed, you should call ahead at 989-686-9086 to ask about their hours. Or, visit WRIT Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although there are a few exceptions, most scholarships will be for $1,000 total ($500
for Fall and $500 for Winter).
More specifically, each semester's award will be applied to your student account based upon your enrollment status:
- $500 if you are enrolled in 12 credits or more
- $375 if you are enrolled in 9-11 credits
- $250 if you are enrolled in 6-8 credits
- No scholarship if you are enrolled in 5 credits or less
The dollars will be added to your student account at Delta College and will not be sent directly to you. If you log into your WebAdvisor account, you will be able to check the financial award letter, and it will list the scholarship name and the amount received.
When you complete your online application, the scholarship software AcademicWorks will determine what scholarships you may qualify for, based on the answers you give. Some scholarships require a certain GPA and some do not.
Some scholarships require that the FAFSA be completed, but many do not require it. But, it's a great idea to apply to pursue every possible funding opportunity you can.
We look at a number of factors and encourage you to focus on them before you finalize
your application. There are two essay questions to which you need to respond.
Once the process closes, all application essays are reviewed and scored by two or three faculty, staff or community volunteers. Your answers to the two essay questions will be rated on the following factors:
- Content - how well did you respond to the question
- Spelling and grammar
- Whether you met the requirement of writing a minimum of 150 words for each essay answer
All applicants then are ranked according to their cumulative score. Delta College staff members will then award dollars beginning at the top of the ranked listing, and work our way down the list until the dollars are fully given away.
"I have grown up in and around poverty and my decision to pursue a social work degree is rooted in empathy. Someday, I will be able to offer the same kindness to individuals as your family is offering me now. When I see people like yourselves selflessly helping others get by, it gives me hope for the future.”
Collen Derby, Saginaw
2016 Recipient of the Kaufmann Family Scholarship
Majoring in Social Work