Alumni Scholars Program

The University of Delaware Alumni Association sponsors a merit-based scholarship program aimed at attracting academically talented students to the University. The Alumni Scholars Program is funded by an endowment fund with income primarily generated by Bank of America Affinity Card royalties. To date, over $1,300,000 has been given to the endowment fund to help support this scholarship program.

The Alumni Scholars scholarship subsidizes half of tuition costs for several students a year for each of their four years at the University. Students are also awarded a one-time grant of $3,000 for Study Abroad and up to $2,000 toward a qualifying Alumni Enrichment Award.

Alumni Scholars are selected from the pool of applicants that complete the University of Delaware application for admission. No additional application or information is required. Finalists are invited to campus for an interview in March of their senior year of high school. The process is highly selective and includes factors such as strength of academics, community and high school involvement, as well as an interview. Preference is given to children of alumni though all students are eligible.

Meet the Alumni Scholars:

Class of 2019 Alumni Scholars

Megan Harley, BE19
Economics from Exton, PA

Owen Oesterling, EG19
Chemical Engineering from Columbus, OH

Class of 2018 Alumni Scholars

Matthew Beauchamp, EG18
Chemical Engineering from Westfield, NJ

Camille Mapua, AS18
Cognitive Science with a concentration in Speech Pathology and Spanish Studies from Acworth, GA

Brittany Wiebe, EG18
Chemical Engineering from Newark, DE

Class of 2017 Alumni Scholars

Madison Gutekunst, EG17
Environmental Engineering, from Merrimack, NH

Jason Hammond, EG17
Computer Engineering, from Wilmington, DE

Samuel Katz, AS17
Psychology, from Wilmington, DE

Patricia Lewis, HS17
Exercise Science, from Sarasota, FL

Class of 2016 Alumni Scholars

Rebecca Jaeger, AS16
Biology and Spanish, from Whitehouse Station, NJ

Class of 2015 Alumni Scholars

Andre Marianiello, EG15
Computer Sciences from Newark, DE

Arjun Patel, AS15
Biological Sciences from Bear, DE

Class of 2014 Alumni Scholar

Alexander Stachnik, EG15
Mechanical Engineering from Newark, DE

Class of 2013 Alumni Scholar

Rebecca Godwin, EHD12
Early Childhood Education major from Milford, DE

Class of 2012 Alumni Scholar

Meghan Fitzpatrick, ANR12, AS12
Pre-vet and Animal Bioscience major from Holtsville, NY

Class of 2011 Alumni Scholars

Theresa Brock, AS11
English major from Bear, DE

Justin Field, AS11, HS11
Biological Sciences major from Wilmington, DE

Steven Foltz, AS11
Biochemistry major from Bear, DE

David Hilgart, EG11
University Studies major from Newark, DE


Class of 2010 Alumni Scholars

Kelly Ambrose, EG10, AS10, 12M
Undeclared Engineering major from Newark, DE

Rita Chang, AS10
Biological Sciences major from Hockessin, DE

David Meninger, AS10
Physics major from Monkton, MD

Meredith Miller, BE10, AS10
Undeclared Business major from Renton, WA

Glen Saunders, BE10
Finance major from Millsboro, DE

Mfon-Valencia Umoren, AS10
Biological Sciences major from Columbia, MD

Class of 2009 Alumni Scholars

Richard E. Berl, AS09
University Studies major from Lewes, DE. Richard's mother is a UD graduate.

Sean Aidan Casey, BE09
Engineering major from Wilmington, DE. Both parents are UD graduates.

Jonathan Michael Coe '09
Computer Science major from Ronkonkoma, NY.

Colin Alexander Craft, AS09
Biological Sciences major from Newark, DE. Colin's dad is a UD graduate.

Katherine Leah Gibson, AS09
International Relations major from Middletown, DE. Both parents are UD graduates.

Blair Louis Jones, EG09, AS09
Civil Engineering major from Dundalk, MD.

Linda S. Levinson, HS09
Nursing major from Wilmington, DE. Both parents are UD graduates.

Philip John Margiotta, BE09
Business major from Bear, DE. Both parents are UD graduates.

Class of 2008 Alumni Scholars

Stephanie Oman, AS08, 12M
Art History/Art Conservation major from Ann Arbor, MI. Both parents are UD graduates.

Reza Rock, EG08
Engineering Major from Silver Spring, MD.

Peter Park, AS08, EG08
Liberal Studies major from Wilmington, DE.

Class of 2007 Alumni Scholars

Zachary Schafer, AS08, 12M
Undeclared major from Kennett Square, PA. Zachary's dad is a UD graduate.

Dusti Vanderwende, AS07, ANR07
Animal Science major from Bridgeville, DE. Dusti's mom is a UD graduate.

Class of 2006 Alumni Scholars

Andrew Strite, AS06
Undeclared major from Damascus, MD.

Class of 2005 Alumni Scholars

Lindsay McConnell, AS05, EHDM
Sociology major from Trenton, NJ

Frank Reidy, AS06
Undeclared major from Newark, DE

Beth Sandy, AS07, HS07
Interdepartmental Major with an emphasis in Neuroscience from Georgetown, DE

Class of 2004 Alumni Scholars

Amy Cunningham, AS03
Art conservation major from Newark, DE.

Barbara Hill, AS04
Undeclared major from Brandon, FL. Many of Barbara's family members attend UD.

Class of 2003 Alumni Scholars

Michael Cacciapaglia, ANR03
Environmental Science major with Spanish and English minors from Wilmington, DE. Michael's mom is a UD graduate. Read more about Mike.

Peter Dean, EG03
Civil Engineering major from Warwick, MD. Both of Peter's parents attended UD as well as his two older brothers and his sister.

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