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Applications open for nearly 200 Delta College scholarships

December 15, 2021

A photo of Alek Zielinski, welding student.

Delta College is currently accepting scholarship applications from future and current students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

More than 190 scholarships supplied by the Delta College Foundation are available, with many of them including multiple recipients. Last year, $695,000 was awarded to 621 students, including Aleksander Zielinski, a student in the 2+2 welding engineering program with Ferris State University.

“The Great Lakes Bay Manufacturing Association Scholarship helped me tremendously,” Zielinski said. “My parents have a college fund for me and I’ve also been working to pay for a lot of the costs, but the scholarship helped keep the bills down.”

Any Delta student can apply for a scholarship, which can help with the cost of tuition and other costs and it’s a gift, so students don’t have to pay it back. Most scholarships are worth $1,000. 

The scholarship application includes essays, which are scored anonymously by scholarship raters. Judging criteria includes word count, spelling and grammar, and demonstration of knowledge and emotional connection. The first round of applicants will be notified of their awards on April 5; the second round is April 21. The deadline to apply is February 2, 2022.

Every year, the Delta College Foundation supports hundreds of students through the generosity of donors who provide funding for the scholarships. See a list of all scholarships.

Individuals considering attending Delta this fall are also encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Enroll at

How to apply
  1. Go to
  2. Click on ‘Apply for a Scholarship’ on the left side of page
  3. Click on ‘How do I apply’
  4. Log into the AcademicWorks scholarship application link
  5. Use Delta log-in to sign in

Before applying for a scholarship, applicants must be accepted at Delta College and have a student account. All scholarships must be used while at Delta College (with the exception of the Nickless Transfer Scholarship) and may not be transferred to another college or university.

Become a Scholarship Rater

Learn about Delta students and make a difference in their lives by rating scholarship applications. The volunteer opportunity includes reading and scoring essays from February 10-March 10. The process is anonymous, so raters do not see any of the student’s personal information. Email to sign up or for more information. 

Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.