Mayor’s Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

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On March 13th, Wilmington Mayor, Mike Purzycki announced the return of the city’s college scholarship awards program. Scholarship winners will receive up to $30,000 from the city.

 

“Wilmington is focused on increasing educational opportunities for our young people,” said Mayor Purzycki. “The 2019/2020 scholarship program that is now available, when coupled with the 2019 Historically Black Colleges and University Fair means that many of Wilmington’s most promising young people can continue to excel in the classroom, as well as at home and in their communities.”

 

To be considered for a Mayoral scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of the City of Wilmington (proof of residency required)
  • Be a graduating high school senior and have been accepted to an accredited college or university, either full-time or part-time, for the 2019-20 school year
  • Have graduated from high school with an unweighted cumulative 2.5 or greater GPA
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community engagement, volunteerism, and extracurricular involvement
  • Possess leadership qualities

Additionally, the competitive selection process requires:

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Proof of City of Wilmington residency (copy of Driver’s License or State Issued ID)
  • Sealed high school transcript (including overall unweighted GPA)
  • Completed essay
  • Completed FAFSA form
  • Copy of college or university acceptance letter
  • Three (3) letters of reference, on business letterhead (if applicable), and written by individuals who are not relatives. References should be closely involved with your education or employment. Letters should be sealed in an envelope, addressed to the Office of the Mayor, and should not be opened by the applicant. All reference letters are to remain confidential.

Application deadline is Friday, May 3rd. Interested in this opportunity? Click here to apply.

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