Christopher J. Smail Memorial Scholarship
Information and Application

The Board of Trustees of the Lewes Public Library established an annual $1,000.00 scholarship in 2007 for graduating high school seniors. In 2011, the scholarship was renamed in memory of Christopher J. Smail, a past recipient. The scholarship is a one-time grant designated to encourage higher education study by helping to defray college expenses including tuition, fees, and books. An applicant must be a Delaware resident from the Lewes community graduating from high school in the current school year.

A committee, made up of library staff personnel, may interview applicants should there be a need for further evaluation. All decisions are final. The scholarship will be paid to the recipient at the time of graduation.

Submissions for the 2023 scholarship are due on Friday, April 14, 2023. To apply, please complete an application and submit two references.

Printed Applications & Reference Forms are also available or may be picked up at the front desk of the library.

If you are submitting a paper application, please direct it to the attention of:

Emily Ellinger
Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Ave.
Lewes, DE 19958
302. 645.2733

For further information or clarification, please contact the Director via e-mail or at (302) 645-2733.

General scholarship information can be found in the “Financing Your Education” LibGuide prepared by the Delaware Division of Libraries.