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.
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:
P.O. Box 2601
Wilmington, DE 19805
Joanne Richardson Smith Memorial Scholarship for
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LETTER
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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.
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.
Kenneth El-Shabazz - President
Valerie E. Davis - Vice President
Valarie Jones - Treasurer
Patricia Bayard - Secretary