The Delaware Department of Education’s Higher Education office has announced the awarding of 299 Michael C. Ferguson scholarships of $1,000 each to 279 students statewide.
These students all have high scores on the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) reading, and mathematics tests in grades eight and 10. Since the program began 13 years ago, more than 4,500 public school students have been awarded more than $6.1 million in scholarships. This year, 10 eighth grade students earned two scholarships, and 130 earned one scholarship. In the 10th grade, 10 students earned two scholarships, and 129 students earned one scholarship.
The scholarship program, included in the Educational Accountability Act of 1998, is funded by Delaware’s General Assembly and named in memory of Michael C. Ferguson. Ferguson was a former deputy superintendent and acting superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction and former state budget director.