DSU scholarship assistance extended from six to eight semesters

Gov. John Carney on Saturday signed Senate Bill 90 into law. The law expands the Inspire Scholarship program, which provides scholarship assistance to select Delaware high school students to attend Delaware State University.

The program formerly supported six continuous semesters worth of tuition. Now it will support eight. About 1,700 students have gotten assistance so far, returning 100,000 hours in community service.

“The goal of the Inspire Scholarship is to keep Delaware’s best and brightest here learning and growing in our state,” Carney said. “By extending the length of the Inspire Scholarship, we will attract more talented Delawareans to apply for this scholarship, to learn from the incredible faculty at Delaware State University, and to be compelled to stay and succeed in Delaware after graduation.”

Senator Brian Bushweller, Representative Stephanie Bolden, and Representative Sean Lynn sponsored the legislation.

“By fully investing in the Inspire Scholarship Program we are empowering Delaware students and supporting them as they pursue their dreams,” Lynn said. “This tuition help is a vital pathway to many students, and will help them post-graduation and beyond.”

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