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School of Education

Lydia C. Dunlap Graduate Tuition Scholarship

The Lydia C. Dunlap Graduate Tuition Scholarship was established in September 2014, by an anonymous donor in memory of Lydia C. Dunlap, to support graduate students in the School of Education. In particular, the scholarship will support Ed.D. students in their final stages of their degree program. One scholarship will be awarded each year and funds will be used towards the payment of tuition. The scholarship is not renewable.


  • Must have successfully completed course work and passed the ELP proposal defense
  • Plan for completing the ELP is realistic
  • Good academic standing

Application Materials

  • An essay that explains the following:
    • how the scholarship will enable the graduate student to complete the degree in a timely fashion
    • the impact that the ELP will have on scholarship or practice
    • financial need
  • Two letters of recommendation (i.e., advisor and another faculty member)
  • Copy of transcript
  • CV or resume

All materials must be submitted to the chair of the Committee of Graduate Studies in Education (CGSE), Nancy Lavigne at nlavigne@udel.edu.

Deadline: May 16, 2016

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