Delaware Innovation Fellows

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Yes, You Can Change the World!

The Delaware Innovation Fellows program (DIF) offers unique learning and enrichment opportunities to select students from ANY major who demonstrate passion, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.

The impact of being part of DIF is that I am more prepared for the real world and feel I can utilize the connections I have made with this program and have the tools to succeed.

Nicole Seiden Communications Major, class of 2020

The impact of being part of DIF is that I am more prepared for the real world and feel I can utilize the connections I have made with this program and have the tools to succeed.

Nicole Seiden Communications Major, class of 2020

Meet some fellows

Danielle Fisher

Danielle is a product that will allow women in African countries to transport water from wells on their hips to reduce the impact on their physical health. Read more.

Joanna Ridley

Joanna is creating options to connect Delaware bike paths and pedestrian walkways in a way that is effective, user-friendly and cost efficient.

Ariel Hannum

Ariel constructed a lower body pressure device to help researchers better understand age associated cognitive decline. Read more

What to Expect

An Individualized Experience

DIF is designed to meet the needs of students as they learn and grow throughout their college experience. With its unique, phase-based approach, students will progress through the program at an individualized pace.

Build close connections with your peer fellows. Gain knowledge and skills to put your ideas to action.

  • Attend Ignite! early move-in program
  • Live in the World Changers Living Learning Community
  • Enroll in specialized courses to develop your innovative skillset

Discover your passions. Learn what innovation means to you!

  • Attend community building events
  • Complete self-guided exploration to identify your passions
  • Enroll in an entrepreneurship degree program (major, minor, certificate)

Get first-hand experience with creative problem solving and value creation from new ideas.

  • Put your ideas to action by completing an innovative project of your choosing
  • Showcase how you changed the world
  • Complete your entrepreneurship degree program

How to Apply

Any student admitted to the Newark campus is welcome to apply. Log on to www.udel.edu/mybluehenhome and complete the Scholars and Fellows application and the essay required for Delaware Innovation Fellows.

 

Current Students

Freshmen may apply in the spring semester to join DIF for their sophomore year. Email dif@udel.edu for more information.

Opportunities