Scholarships have the power to change lives, fuel dreams and empower excellence. They help so many students who lack only the finances—not the drive, talent and ambition—to pursue their academic journeys at the University.


The critical funding empowers Blue Hens to chart the course of their lives, focus on academics, research and experiential learning that ensures they leave UD on a more equitable playing field and prepared for their next chapter.


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The power of scholarships is felt in many ways and the students and donors say it best themselves.

Below hear Arynn Hernandez, BE22, 23M, share how scholarship support from Glenn Pfeil, BE78, changed the course of her UD journeyand her life. 


Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Arynn Hernandez & Glenn Pfeil:


Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Arynn Hernandez & Glenn Pfeil:

Arynn Hernandez, BE22, 23M, wasn’t sure how she would achieve her academic and professional goals while juggling so much with work, siblings and studies. Support from Glenn Pfeil, BE78, changed all that, enabling her to pursue her advanced degree and jumpstart her journey to her ultimate career.

Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Tajai’ Cox & Paula Glover:

When Tajai’ Cox, BE23, lost his mother and suddenly became independent, he didn’t know how he was going to continue at UD or where life might take him next. Paula Glover’s, E89, support gave him the finances, support and hope to realize his dreams.

Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Shem Msabila, Marcia & Jim Borel:

Shem Msabila, ANR24, from Tanzania, Africa never even imagined the possibility of researching plants in the United States. He had heard “no” too many times to have hope in pursuing research that will make a difference in his home country. But funding from Marcia and Jim Borel helped Shem experience more that he could have ever dreamed.

Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Megan Tarr and Nancy Lomax:

Megan Tarr, AS25, wasn't sure she would be able to afford to continue school after her first semester. When she learned she had received a scholarship that was established by Nancy Lomax, AS71, she immediately found hope and excitement for the opportunities ahead at UD.



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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Fund

The JEDI Fund will help provide programs, resources and opportunities to cultivate educated and empowered individuals who not only understand societal challenges related to equity and social justice, but have the tools to create solutions to address them.

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Blue Hen Strong Fund

Gifts to the Blue Hen Strong Fund will directly and immediately address the urgent needs of our UD students to ensure their success at UD and beyond – providing success grants to cover tuition, access to technology and advancements to online learning tools, career readiness support and so much more. 

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