The outside scholarships listed below are available to students at Delaware Valley University. If you have questions regarding these scholarships from other sources, please contact the sponsor directly or the Office of Financial Aid.

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  • Agriculture Future of America
    • This is an academic scholarship program that awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolling in agriculture-related, four-year degree programs across the nation. Qualifying recipients will be entered into the AFA’s leader development program and will be eligible to receive an academic scholarship for the freshman year of college. 
  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarships
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen enrolled full time as a high school senior with a commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution. Student must have critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community activities and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0. The scholarship award and number of scholarships available per academic year vary. 


  • Bucks County Bank Future Business Leaders Scholarship
    • The recipient of this $,2500 scholarship will be a second-, third- or fourth-year student at Delaware Valley University with a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need, is active in the community, and enrolled in one of the following programs of study within the Department of Business Administration: accounting, entrepreneurship, financial services, general business administration, and management.
  • M. Verna Butterer Scholarship/Loan
    • The M. Verna Butterer Educational Scholarships/Loans are intended for individuals who demonstrate financial need for educational purposes as determined by the Trustees of M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust. Candidates may be graduating high school seniors or other persons pursuing post higher education. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are residents of Bucks County, Pa. There is a two-year residency requirement. The scholarship award is up to $12,000; the amount of scholarships available per academic year varies.
  • Bucks County Foundation Happ Grover Trust
    • Applicant must be a resident of the Central Bucks School District and attend either Delaware Valley University or Bucks County Community College, be deserving and have financial need. Awards are renewable to each recipient until graduation, provided he/she remains qualified. The scholarship award and number of scholarships available vary. 


  • Clemens Family Corporation Scholarship
    • Students must be a junior or senior with financial need majoring in Large Animal Science with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The scholarship award and number of scholarships available per academic year vary. Contact the financial aid office for more information.
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program
    • Deadline: January 19
    • Applicants must be a student attending a community college or two-year institution in the US and be planning to transfer to a four-year institution. There are approximately 50 scholarships with awards up to $30,000 available per academic year.


  • Delaware Valley Unit Herb Society of America - Pennsylvania Heartland Unit Scholarship
    • The Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of The Herb Society of America, a group dedicated to the purpose of studying and actively sharing horticulture history and the use of herbs, offers a scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship is available to a third- or fourth-year student within the study of horticulture. It will be awarded to a student living in the Heartland area (Berks, Montgomery, York, Lancaster and Schuykill counties). The department chairperson will nominate recipient. One scholarship is available per academic year; the scholarship award amount varies.  


  • Edith F. Willson Scholarship
    • This student must be a junior or senior majoring in agronomy/environmental science, ornamental horticulture/environmental design or horticulture with an exceptional academic record. Bucks County,Pa., residents preferred. The scholarship award and number of scholarships available per academic year vary. Department recommendation.






  • Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Scholarships
    • The following scholarships are awarded to students who plan to further their education in horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, biology, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, land management and/or allied subjects. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania and must be sponsored by a Federated Garden Club. The following scholarships are available to high school seniors, college students and post-graduate college students. Each scholarship award is a minimum of $1,000. Available scholarships include the Loise W. Dimmic Endowed Scholarship, the Marjorie E. Hamblin Annual Endowed Scholarship, the Catherine H. Kenworthy Endowed Scholarship, the Lois Dupre' Shuster Endowed Scholarship and the Mary Alice Wheeler Endowed Scholarship.
    • Miriam A. Steel Scholarship - Available to a high school senior. Preference will be given to a high school gardener, FFA or 4-H member. The State Chairman must receive all applications by March 1.
    • Katherine L. Reiger Scholarship - Available to a college student or post-graduate college student whose scholastic average is a "B" or above. Applicants may apply in their sophomore year. The state winner will compete for one of the National Council Scholarships of $3500.
    • Constance H. Smith Endowed Scholarship - Available to a college student or post-graduate college student each year. Applicants may apply in their freshman year. A minimum award of $1,000 is granted.
    • Jane Layman Scholarship - Available to a high school senior every four years. A "B" average must be maintained to keep this scholarship enforced. On or before July 1, the recipient must send his/her scholastic record to the State Scholarship Chairman. Failure to comply will result in loss of the remaining money. Should the recipient forfeit by dropping out of school or not maintain a "B" average, a new winner will be selected the following year instead of the four-year period. The State Chairman must receive all new applications by March 1.
    • Edith Clemmer Steinbright Endowed Scholarship - Available to high school seniors, college students and post-graduate students each year. Preference will be given to a student from the southeastern part of the state. A minimum of $1,000 is provided.
    • Audubon Scholarship - Available for the amount of $500 and is available to a Federated Garden Club member, a teacher or a college student for the Audubon Camp of his/her choice. A Garden Club member may receive this scholarship once every five years. The winner is responsible for their own transportation and any increase in fees. The sponsoring Garden Club may pay additional fees. The State Chairman must receive all applications by March 15, 2010.
    • For more information for any of the Garden Club Federation scholarships, visit their wesbite or contact:
      Connie Lucia
      GCFP Scholarship Chairman
      1771 Hull Hill Road
      Youngsville, PA   16371-3807
      Phone: 814-563-7112
  • Garden Club of America
    • Applicants must be current college sophomores, juniors, seniors or Master's degree candidates majoring in horticulture or related field. Preference is given to residents of IN, KY, MI, OH, PA and WV. A grade average of "B" or better is expected. A personal interview in Cleveland is required of finalists. Several scholarships of up to $3,000 are awarded annually.
    • For more information, visit the Garden Club of American website or contact:
      Scholarship Committee
      The Garden Club of America
      14 East 60th Street
      New York, NY 10022
  • Garden Club of Somerset Valley, Inc. - Rudolf W. & Ans Van Der Goot Memorial Scholarship
    • Must be a resident of Somerset, Middlesex or Hunterdon County, or must be a New Jersey resident, in that order of preference. Must be enrolled full-time as a sophomore at Delaware Valley College and must have achieved outstanding academic excellence in a chosen major field of Horticulture, Plant Science or related flora areas such as a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Contracting and Management. Financial need is taken into consideration. The award and number of scholarships available per academic year varies.

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  • The Keystone Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship
    • Two $500 scholarships are being offered to college undergraduate students in the fields of agriculture, environmental studies, soils or natural resources.  Applicants should have sophomore, junior or senior status. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a combination of academic merit and program of study, quality of the written essay, financial need, and educational and career goals that are consistent with the SWCS mission. The SWCS strives to foster the science and art of natural resource conservation. Our work targets conservation of soil, water and related natural resources on working land — land that is used to produce food, fiber and other services that improve the quality of life people experience in rural and urban communities. We work to discover, develop, implement and improve ways to use land that sustains its productive capacity and enhances the environment. The scholarships will be available in March. Successful applicants will be notified by postal mail soon after the committee has arrived at a decision. We request that winners of previous years not apply a second time. 
    • Applications are available on the Keystone website or in the financial aid office, 2nd floor Lasker Hall.


  • Lancaster Agriculture, Equine Research & Collaboration Center -- $2,000 Scholarship
    Eligibility requirements:
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an agricultural program at Delaware Valley College
    • Must be a full-time freshman, sophomore or junior in the year the award is made
    • Must be a current subscriber to Lancaster Farming’s online products
    • Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or better
    • Must complete an essay
    • Download the application


  • Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships
    • Applicants must be enrolled for the academic year following the award in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education and be a citizen or legal resident of the U. S. General awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post secondary education, grade point average and financial need. Awards are made on the basis of an essay that describes the applicant's career, vocational or academic goals. Scholarship awards range from $300 through $1000; the number of scholarships available per academic year varies.
    • For more information, visit the Mensa Scholarships website or contact:
      Mensa Foundation Scholarships
      18 W. Felton Avenue
      Ridley Park, PA 19078

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  • National FFA Scholarships
    • Applicants must be a FFA member planning to pursue a college degree majoring in any area of farming after graduation. Financial need will be considered and is a very important criteria. Applicants shall be residents of the following states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. 
    • For more information, visit the National FFA website or contact:
      Scholarship Office
      National FFA Headquarters Operations
      P.O. Box 1410 - Suite 400
      Alexandria, VA 22314
  • New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program
    • Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 22, have been in the care and custody of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) for a period of nine months or more following the youth's 16th birthday, currently reside in or have previously resided in a New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services paid placement for at least two years, be adopted through the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services after age 12 or be in a subsidized adoption at the time of application, reside in or have resided in an independent living arrangement or transitional living program for youth in out-of-home placement ( the facility or program must be established, operated or approved for payment by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, the federal government pursuant to the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act or the New Jersey Homeless Youth Act ), be in possession of a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency, be granted admission to an accredited degree or certificate granting post-secondary institution and register and participate in the E-Mentoring Program through Project MY SELF while receiving any assistance through the NJFC Scholars Program. The scholarship award and number of scholarships available per academic year varies.
    • For more information, please contact:
      Natalie Petrillo - Project Supervisor, Scholarship Programs
      Foster & Adoptive Family Services
      PO Box 518,
      4301 Route 1 South
      Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
  • J.J. Noonan scholarship
    • Students must be pursuing a career in the laboratory animal sciences. Awards are based on merit, achievement and financial need. Scholarships of $800 are awarded; the number of scholarships available per academic year varies.
    • For more information, contact the department chair or the financial aid office.
  • Norristown Garden Club Scholarship
    • Applicants must have permanent residence in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester or Delaware Counties with the plan to further their college education in horticulture and/or related fields. These fields include the following: floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control and land management. The winning candidates, selected by the committee, will be awarded a $2,000 Scholarship. This scholarship will be applied to their college tuition.
    • For more information, contact the financial aid office.

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  • DelVal Farm Show Scholarship
    • Pennsylvania Farm Show scholarship recipients chosen by the selection committee will receive matching funds for the award year the scholarship was issued. The amount of the matching scholarship is $2,000.
  • The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship
    • Deadline: October 15
  • The Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of Herb Society of AmericaDeadline
    • Includes: PA Heartland Scholarship Award for $1500 and the Linda Rider Memorial Scholarship for $1000
    • Home residence must be Berks, Montgomery, York, Lancaster or Schuylkill counties. Must be a junior or senior full-time horticulture student or second year of an associate degree program in horticulture. An official school transcript must be sent along with two references: one adviser or professor and one person of the student's choice. Applicants must write an essay, entitled "Why did you choose the field of horticulture and what do you plan to do with your education in the future?" If no undergraduates apply, consideration will be given to a full-time graduate student. Applicants may reapply the following year.
    • For more information, please contact:
      Jeannette M. Lanshe
      7 Gibraltar Road
      Reading, PA 19606
  • Pennsylvania New Economy Technology Scholarship Program (Sci-Tech)
    • Deadline: Must complete a FAFSA for a State Grant and Federal Pell Grant by August 1 to be considered for NETS funds in the academic year.
    • Applicants must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, be a graduate of a Pennsylvania high school, be at least a sophomore who is enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree in an approved science or technology field in an approved Pennsylvania public or private college or university, complete an approved internship or relevant work experience in a technology-intensive field with a Pennsylvania company prior to receiving a degree, begin employment in the state within one year after completion of studies, one year for each year that the grant was awarded and apply for a Federal Pell Grant and Pennsylvania State Grant by filing the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Scholarships are awarded up to $3000; the number of scholarships available per academic year varies.
    • For more information, visit the PHEAA website or contact:
      The Pennsylvania New Economy Technology Scholarship Program
      PHEAA State Grant and Special Programs Division
      1200 North Seventh Street
      Harrisburg, Pa. 17102-1444

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  • W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
    • Includes: W.W. Scholar Award of $2000 to $5000
    • Student must be enrolled full time, at sophomore, junior or senior level, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and have demonstrated financial need. Must be a permanent resident of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Must also have involvement in the community.
    • Information available at the financial aid office