Racial justice alliance scholarship applications due April 2

March 12, 2023

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice is accepting applications for its 2023 Charlotte King Scholarship Program.

Several scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to local graduating seniors who identify as Black and/or African American. The essential criterion is a demonstrated concern for furthering racial understanding and justice. The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, April 2.

“We are seeking applicants who give serious thought to how they might carry through such a commitment as they pursue further education and their personal careers,” said Erica Novak, SDARJ education committee chair. 

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of students’ written responses to two questions regarding their opinions on race relations and their aspirations for the future.

To be eligible for a scholarship award, the applicant must be a Sussex County resident who is planning to continue education beyond high school this fall. Awards may be used for study at any qualifying institution, regardless of location.

Eligible students should submit their application electronically, along with their high school transcript and a letter of reference.

For the application form, go to the students tab at and search scholarship programs.

Questions may be emailed to


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