COAD Scholarships

George D. McClure, III Memorial Scholarship

Program Overview

High school seniors, who are the children of Correctional Officers Association of Delaware members, may be eligible for one of five, $1,000, achievement based scholarships.

Application Deadline: A complete application must be received on or before 5p.m. on Tuesday April 2, 2024. Applications will not be considered if received after this date.


Award Date: Scholarships will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and applicants will be notified by mail by April 16, 2024. Awards will be distributed at the Scholarship Banquet in May. Each award recipient will be able to invite family, friends, and teachers to attend the ceremony.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

(1)          Current high school seniors during the 2023 -2024 academic year attending either public or private school in the                           United States.

(2)          The natural child, legally adopted child, or any child in the legal custody or guardianship of a current full share COAD                   member who has paid full share union dues continuously for a minimum of one year. The one-year membership                           requirement must be satisfied by April 2, 2024.

(3)          Anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application.

(4)          Accepted into a U.S. accredited public or private college or university at the time of the award and planning to enroll in                 Fall 2024 as a full-time, degree seeking freshman. Awards must be used for the 2024 - 2025 school year.


How to Apply (Obtaining the Application)

Applications will be available beginning in January and can be obtained from the

Correctional Officers Association of Delaware

1243 College Park Drive

Dover, DE 19904


Or by clicking on the link below

2024 George D. McClure, III Scholarship

It is the applicant's responsibility to allow for sufficient mailing time for a completed application to be received at the COAD business office on or before the April 2, 2024, deadline date. Applications can also be hand delivered to the COAD business office.


Evaluation Criteria

This is a competitive scholarship and applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, honors, school activities, leadership positions, community activities and employment.

For more information regarding the COAD College Scholarships contact Hal Taylor,


Previous COAD College Scholarship Winners

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Dalayna Fountain
Smyrna High School

Meghan Malloy
Caesar Rodney High School

Nyssa Marshall
Dover High School

Hannah Pinkham-Gilbert
Polytech High School

Seth  Buchanan
Conrad Schools of Science

Lily Hoban
Indian River High School

Ethen Felker
Cape Henlopen High School

Caitlyn Long
Sussex Technical High School