Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Welcome to the Delavan-Darien scholarship and financial aid page. This resource should be used to find the local scholarship application, the link to redeem scholarships, and information on how to apply for funding for post-secondary education! The Delavan-Darien High School, through the support of its school counselors, works hard to support all students in maximizing their post-secondary educational opportunities.

Delavan-Darien Foundation Scholarships

The Delavan-Darien School District is supported by more than 70 scholarships annually, through the Delavan-Darien School District Foundation, the Borg Foundation, scholarships offered by families through the School Administration Center, and scholarships offered through local organizations, businesses and other groups.

The Delavan-Darien School District Foundation was founded in 1972 through the efforts of Wally Zimmerman, a longtime athletics director for Delavan-Darien High School. The Foundation’s purpose then, and today, is to promote education in the Delavan-Darien School District through the granting of scholarships. The Foundation awards dozens of scholarships totaling more than $100,000.

The Borg Foundation was established in 1959 by George W. Borg. It is the oldest foundation that financially supports the district. Today, it awards students with three scholarships, totaling more than $15,000 annually.

Students and teachers often partner with local organizations and businesses to foster relationships and encourage learning. By working together, the district and the following organizations have helped to enhance the education of our students.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP MEETINGS:

Informational meetings about local scholarships were held on:

  • Monday, March 1, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., in Room 603

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., in Room 603

Seniors must have attended one of these meetings to receive local scholarship information.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 P.M. THURSDAY, April 1, 2021

To apply for the DDHS Foundation Scholarships DOWNLOAD the 2021 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP BOOK.

The Local Scholarship Book contains directions about applying for scholarships, as well as a list of all local scholarships and their eligibility requirements.

  • This list is provided as a courtesy and may not reflect all potential scholarships. Students are encouraged to research other scholarship opportunities from non-local sources.

  • Most scholarships listed in the local scholarship book are from Delavan-Darien area donors, companies, service organizations, etc. Actual giving of the scholarship is the choice of the donors. Some scholarships may be listed and applied for, but may not be awarded.

  • Keep in mind there are additional scholarship opportunities available from outside agencies as well (companies, post-secondary institutions, other non-profit foundations/organizations, etc). See “Other Scholarships” below section for additional opportunities we have discovered.

  • To qualify for a foundation scholarship, students must APPLY ONLINE.  (Scholarship Is Automatically Submitted When Complete. Students MUST Be Logged In To Their School Email Before Viewing/Completing The Online Application.) DEADLINE: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 3pm.

  • Fill out the forms entirely. Read the instructions carefully. Give careful consideration to all of your answers. Proofread, Proofread, Proofread!

If you are a family, business, or organization that would like to start a foundation scholarship, please contact Jean Duesterbeck, Foundation Vice President, at jean.duesterbeck@gmail.com.  

REDEEM SCHOLARSHIPS

First semester scholarship checks will be awarded by December, while second semester scholarship checks will be awarded by April.

Previous DDHS scholarship recipients must click this link to redeem scholarships.

Scholarship Opportunities