December 16, 2019
Delta College is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Current and future students can plan ahead by applying for a variety of scholarships through February 6. Last year, 574 students received privately funded scholarships totaling $640,000, and more than 50 percent of applicants received an award.
Joseph Thornton, a second-year Delta student, was awarded a Jenkins Usoni Grant Scholarship. He said his scholarship will allow him to graduate from Delta with little to no debt.
“I am forever grateful for that opportunity,” he said. “I saw the low cost of attendance compared to universities and I knew I didn’t want to incur all of that debt. I am an econ major, I’m a money man and I knew that coming to Delta just made sense.”
Sheryl Kiscadden, scholarship and data coordinator, said the first round of applicants will be notified of their awards April 7; the second round is April 27.
“Any student can apply for a scholarship,” she said. “It worth applying because a scholarship reduces the cost of education, and it’s a gift so students don’t have to pay it back.”
Each year, the Delta College Foundation supports hundreds of students through the generosity of donors who provide funding for the scholarships.
The application period is December 16 – February 6.
To apply or learn more, visit delta.edu/scholarships.
Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.