HBCU Week x Wilmington (DE) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated


The Links, Incorporated is an international, non-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations. Learn more about the Wilmington (DE) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated at wilmingtondelinksinc.org.

Application Due Date

February 16, 2024


Completed applications should be submitted electronically.

  • Scholarship decisions will be made by May 1st.
  • Scholarship Awards funding will be given no later than August 31st.
  • Complete and submit application by February 16th
  • Provide most recent, verifiable high school transcript (Subject to authentication)
  • Provide proof of acceptance at an Historically Black College or University (HBCU)*
  • Acceptance letters can be submitted through 4/11/24. All other application materials must be submitted by 2/16/24.
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation.  One recommendation from a professional member of your academic institution and the other from a non-related community member.

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and be entering their freshman year of college by the fall of 2022
  • Attend an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the entirety of their college education.
  • Affirm financial need
  • Be a Delaware resident

The scholarship can be used for tuition, room and board. A student may accept additional scholarships but they cannot exceed the total cost of their education.

Immediate Family Members of a the Wilmington (DE) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are ineligible to apply. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact scholarship@HBCUWEEK.org. Students applying for the scholarship will be responsible for disclosing any potential conflict of interest prior to the selection process.

Scholarship Administration

The HBCU Week Foundation will lead the process for receiving and reviewing applications, including the identification of external participants for the scholarship Selection Committee. Following an initial, quantitative, automated screening process, the Committee will review qualitative application details, determine the candidates which best fit relevant scholarship criteria, and assign scholars an overall rating. Successful candidate(s) may be asked to participate in a brief virtual interview. 

The scholar with the highest overall scores will be chosen as the recipient. The scholarship recipient will be notified by May 1st via phone call, email, and official letter. HBCU Week Foundation, Inc. will administer funding of scholarship to the university. The scholarship recipient will be required to meet ongoing scholarship criteria each semester.

Areas reviewed by the Selection Committee include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Demonstration of leadership
  • Community engagement
    Preferred Majors

    Open to all fields of study