Dare to be a Scholar
Push the boundaries of your curiosity
The University of Delaware’s breadth of academic offerings include 150+ degree programs spanning education and human development, arts and sciences, health, business, the environment, engineering, and agriculture and natural resources. Design your own major by combining interests. Customize your education with research, Study Abroad and service learning.
You can complement your major further with the UD Honors Program and one of our unique enrichment programs. The Scholars and Fellows programs are looking for creative students like you to think beyond your major and to push the boundaries of your intellectual curiosity. These programs are designed to keep you academically active while you develop specialized skills and career connections.
Think of Scholars and Fellows as another way to build experience, strengthen your resume and increase your career prospects. Here you can immerse yourself in global experiences beginning with your first semester abroad, or engage in community initiatives. You can receive funding for a new idea and launch a startup, or tackle the most pressing concerns of our day, like cybersecurity. Explore and advocate for new approaches to disability, or invent, design and create in our makerspace labs. The possibilities are bound only by your imagination, your ambition and your curiosity.
Are you looking to expand your intellectual horizons? If you are the type of student who wants to work hard academically, but also be part of a bright and vibrant community of scholars, the UD Honors Program is a good fit for you. Regardless of your major, you will find yourself immersed in a world of opportunities from small Honors classes, residence hall programming and more.
Looking to immerse yourself in global study? Our innovative UD World Scholars Program will give you an extraordinary four years, beginning with your first semester abroad in Italy, Spain or New Zealand. You will have specialized coursework, internships, a second study abroad, interaction with key individuals on the international stage, and career guidance and mentorship. There's no other program like it.
Your ideas and commitment can change people’s lives. As an Access:Ability Scholar you will act on that philosophy by learning to design and advocate for inclusive approaches to disability. Bring your unique talents and the distinct perspective of your major—whatever major that might be—to issues that affect the disability community.
Community Engagement Scholars
Be part of UD’s tradition of public service and make an impact as a Community Engagement Scholar. You’ll have the chance to make a difference through service learning courses, as a researcher in a community-based project or as a volunteer. You’ll gain first-hand skills addressing important issues and have a competitive advantage amongst your peers.
Imagine yourself leading the charge, protecting lives, jobs, institutions and networks in order to create a more secure world. Gain hands-on experience and leadership skills to help create change through mentorship, networking opportunities and specialized coursework.
Delaware Innovation Fellows
Got an Idea? Ignite your imagination and turn your ideas into action. If you’re passionate, creative and bold, become a Delaware Innovation Fellow. This program integrates courses with hands-on learning activities and will give you mentoring opportunities and funding to turn your dreams into innovations – no matter what your major is.
Grand Challenges Scholars for Engineers
Start changing the world in a positive way. As a Grand Challenges Scholar and engineering student you will be a part of the addressing the Presidential call for our nation to lead the way in responding to the most critical global technological challenges of the 21st century.