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FUNDING THE FUTURE

College Scholarships for Delaware High School Students

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ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, Wilmington High School Alumni, Inc. awards three graduating seniors with $2,000 scholarships to help fund their college education. Applicants must reside in New Castle County, Delaware, exhibit strong academic performance, and demonstrate financial need. All applicants will be considered for our two general scholarships.

Joanne Richardson Smith Memorial Scholarship:
Supporting First-Generation Students

The Joanne Richardson Smith Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to supporting first-generation college students and will account for one of three total awards each year. Interested eligible students should apply for the Joanne Richardson Smith Scholarship specifically.

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HOW TO APPLY

To apply, graduating seniors must mail a complete application that includes the following:

  • An application form

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from non-relatives

  • A copy of college/university acceptance letter

  • An official, sealed copy of high school transcript

  • A 200-word essay describing community, religious, or volunteer involvement; school activities (i.e. student government, honor society, honor roll, extra-curricular activities); accomplishments; and future goals.

For consideration, applications must be received by April 30. Please mail them to:
 

WHSA Inc
P.O. Box 2601
Wilmington, DE 19805

General Scholarship

Joanne Richardson Smith Memorial Scholarship for
First-Generation Students

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LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

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HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

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COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LETTER

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WORD ESSAY

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Upcoming Event

We periodically host fundraisers and community events. Check below to see what's coming up next!

POSTPONED: Hotter than July
POSTPONED: Hotter than July
Day Party - Music by Jamar
Fall 2023
Newark Elks Lodge,
42 Elks Trail, New Castle, DE 19720, USA
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WHO WE ARE

What started as a group of alumni raising funds for their class reunion, has evolved into a continual pour into their community. WHSA, Inc is a group of Wilmington High School alumni who raise funds and award annual scholarships to qualified graduating residing in New Castle County, Delaware.

MISSION

Our mission is to help local students in financial need continue their educational pursuits through our scholarship program. It is our vision to ensure that no deserving scholar in our community will be deprived of higher education because of a shortage of funds.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Kenneth El-Shabazz - President

  • Valerie E. Davis  - Vice President

  • Valarie Jones - Treasurer

  • Patricia Bayard - Secretary

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