The Delaware Department of Education encouraged college-bound students to begin searching for local and national scholarships on the new online Scholarship Compendium during College Application Month, Oct. 19 to Nov. 20.

The Delaware Department of Education encouraged college-bound students to begin searching for local and national scholarships on the new online Scholarship Compendium during College Application Month, Oct. 19 to Nov. 20.

Applications to all of Delaware’s public and private colleges are free for Delaware students during this time. Seniors will be given computer lab access in their schools to apply for college and will receive information packets at home about their college and career options.

Delaware awarded $3.1 million in merit scholarships and incentive loans and more than $6 million in SEED and Inspire scholarships to Delaware students last year.

The “2015-16 Delaware Scholarship Compendium: A Guide for College-Bound Students” is available at scholarships.delawaregoestocollege.org.