CANR Scholarship Information

Academic Scholarship and Financial Aid Information A generous scholarship-support program can help make the burden of college tuition a bit lighter for students with majors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The University awards more than $90 million in aid each year.  We give need-based financial aid (based on your family’s ability to pay) and academic scholarships (awarded solely on the basis of academic merit). Applying For Non Need-Based Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen To be automatically considered for all UD scholarships, including any Agriculture and Natural Resources Scholarships, be sure to submit your completed Admissions application by January 15th or by the most current Admissions’ deadline for scholarship consideration. These awards are given on a competitive basis to entering freshmen who have outstanding scholastic records, strong SAT scores, diverse extracurricular backgrounds, and impressive admissions essays and recommendations.   Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and above per year and are renewable for four years of study in the College.  While these scholarships support both resident and non-resident students, preference for some awards is given to Delaware residents and the numbers of awards vary each year. The Admissions Office notifies scholarship winners between mid-March and early April for entering freshmen along with their admission decisions.  Be sure to visit the Student Financial Services website for information on merit based awards and criteria that are considered. Additional Scholarships for Current Students In addition to scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen, there are various annual scholarships available, for which students may apply to earn additional financial support.   Be sure to visit the Talk of Townsend frequently for an updated list of available scholarships. Much of this aid is based on academic progress within the College, and may be contingent upon financial need, major, county or state of residence, family background, extracurricular activities, or other characteristics. Applying For Need-Based Financial Aid To apply for need-based aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 each academic year. We strongly recommend filing the FAFSA by February 15, especially for students who want an early notification of the financial aid award and a new FAFSA must be filed for each subsequent year.  The institutional code for the University of Delaware is 001431. For More Information: Student Financial Services 30 Lovett Avenue 122 Student Services Buildings Newark, DE 19716 (302) 831-2126 Ask a UD Financial Aid advisor The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 104 Townsend Hall Newark, DE  19716-2103 (302) 831-2508