The Delaware Department of Education has announced the recipients of four state merit scholarship programs for the 2018-19 academic year. Merit scholarships are competitive and awarded based on a student’s academic performance, participation in school activities and service to the community.
Building on efforts to ensure all Delaware students graduate prepared to continue their education or start a career, the Governor announced that the number of high school students taking college-level classes before graduation is dramatically increasing for the second consecutive year.
Delaware residents interested in applying for scholarships, grants and professional incentive loans to pursue a postsecondary education during next academic year school year should visit the Delaware Goes to College website at http://delawaregoestocollege.org/ for the 2016-17 application.
Education Secretary Mark Murphy to Leave Administration after Successful Tenure Marked by Improved Student Achievement
Education Secretary Mark Murphy announced that he will end his tenure to pursue other opportunities, concluding a term marked by record-high graduation rates, more students enrolling in college, and better opportunities than ever for Delaware students to successfully prepare for the workplace.
Four institutions of higher education in Delaware—the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and Wilmington University—all have said students’ scores on the state’s new 11th grade Smarter Assessments are a good measure of college readiness and will be accepted in lieu of a separate placement test, Gov. Jack Markell announced.