2020 COAD College Scholarship Program


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 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Applications will not be considered if received after this date.


Award Date:  Scholarships will be determined by the Scholarship Committee by May 1, 2020.  Recipients will be notified by mail during the first two weeks of May 2020.  All scholarship winners shall receive their awards at their high schools Senior Awards Ceremony. 


Eligibility Requirements


Applicants must be:


(1)  Current high school seniors during the 2019-2020 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 May 1, 2020.


(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 2020 as a full-time, degree seeking-freshman.  Awards must be used for the 2020 - 2021 school year.


How to Apply  (Obtaining the Application) 


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


Correctional Officers Association of Delaware 

1243 College Park Drive 

Dover, DE 19904

(302) 734-8061


It is the applicant’s responsibility to allow for sufficient mailing time in order for a completed application to be received at the COAD business office on or before the April 7, 2020 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, employment and a 500 word essay.


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