This year we look forward to awarding a number of foundation grants and scholarships in Delaware County. Below is information about our current scholarships. Please check back on this page in the coming weeks to find out more about our first Request for Proposals (RFP).


The foundation will launch its first competitive grantmaking cycle with an RFP that will be available on our website April 30. The RFP will include a description of the foundation’s grant priorities. It will also have instructions on using our on-line grant application software. Proposals will be due on-line June 30. Awards will be announced on October 31.

Sign up for our e-newsletter to be among the first to receive the RFP. You can also learn more about our programs and special projects. And you can stay up to date about ways you can be part of building this new community foundation for Delaware County.


The foundation currently awards three scholarships in Delaware County. Two are for nursing and one is for radiology technician students.

  • The Eva Miller Nursing Scholarship Fund is named in memory of donor Gerald Miller’s mother. It provides two scholarships each year. The first goes to an RN student at Delaware County Community College who plans to earn a bachelor of nursing degree. The second provides a doctor of nursing student at Widener University with funds to cover his or her dissertation costs. In each case the schools select the students, with approval from the foundation.
  • The Kevin Tighe Memorial Fund is named for a former radiology tech student who died suddenly. Each semester it covers the books and supplies for a radiology tech student in Widener/Crozer’s Allied Health Program. This scholarship receives the generous support of Kevin’s family and the Crozer-Keystone Health System’s radiologists, Southeast Radiology Ltd.

Laura Dzurec, Widener’s nursing dean, explains why supporting nursing doctoral students is so important. Also, find out more about the first Eva Miller Nursing Scholars.

Opportunities to support foundation grants and scholarships

You may contribute to these scholarships to ensure their continued funding.

In addition, you can establish a new scholarship fund at the foundation. For more information, please email our president, Frances Sheehan, or call her at 610-744-1011.