Burris Scholarship Terms:  Scholarships are awarded on a year‐by‐year basis. Applications for students currently attending DCHS must be received by May 1, to be considered. Applications for prospective students will be considered at the time of their admissions process if after May 1.

Purpose: Provided by the Robert D. Burris Family to DCHS to encourage students to discover God’s will for their lives and develop the skills to become leaders in a generation that will transform the world for Christ. Every student who has attended DCHS has benefited from the Christ‐like example and generosity of Mr. Burris.

This scholarship carries with it both blessing and responsibility. The blessing of receiving a needs‐based scholarship and the responsibility to maintain a standard which acknowledges an understanding of the sacrifices made to support a school focused on developing a Christian worldview in its students.

Eligibility: Students currently attending DCHS and those students making application to enroll in DCHS for the upcoming school year may apply.


  1. Academic aptitude as evidenced by established academic record. Required 90% average.
  2. Christian commitment as evidenced in personal expression along with school, church, and community involvement.
  3. Minimum of 35 hours of community service for the year for current DCHS students.
  4. Accessible Tuition Program (ATP) application must also be made by the family.
  5. Applicants must be currently enrolled to Delmarva Christian High School as a full-time student.


Application Process: When applying for a Burris scholarship, submit a two‐page essay (12 pt, double‐spaced) in response to this prompt:

Robert D. Burris was an evangelical Christian businessman with a passion for Christian education.  He believed that a person’s worldview impacts every aspect of their life. Explain how your worldview would be evidenced in the following areas: Faith, Future, Family and Finances.  You may use examples from your own life experience to show how you have already done this.

Application Requirements: Current Delmarva Christian High School students desiring to apply for a Burris Scholarship should check their GPA on RenWeb. (Please attach the transcript to the application before it is submitted to the Burris Scholar Selection Committee.)  Eighth-grade students must submit the last four quarterly report cards. These must accompany the application.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the DCHS Main Office by May 1, for current and prospective DCHS students, or during the admissions process for prospective students applying to DCHS if after May 1, to be considered by the Selection Committee for the upcoming Academic Year.

Click here to download the Burris Scholarship Application.