Plastino Scholars

Looking for a way to bring your academic, social justice, or personal passions to life? University of Delaware students are encouraged to apply for a David A. Plastino Scholar Award, a study grant that provides funds that make a transformational difference in the lives of selected Plastino Scholars by enabling them to pursue a passionate interest to a degree not otherwise possible during the academic year.

The Plastino Scholars Program was established in 2007 by a gift from UD alumnus David A. Plastino to help outstanding UD undergraduate students realize their dreams by supporting them in self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that create a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

The program awards study grants to selected undergraduate students who exhibit extraordinary talent, promise, and imagination. Any undergraduate student may apply provided that, at the time of application, he or she is enrolled for at least twelve semester hours and has not completed more than five semesters. For the 2022 Plastino Scholar cycle only, graduating seniors may apply so long as their Plastino experience is completed before the end of 2022.

Applicants must submit a 250-word abstract, a project narrative of no more than 5,000 words, two letters of recommendation, and a detailed project budget by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2021. Students can visit the program website to watch a PowerPoint introduction, begin their application and learn more:

Fall 2021 Involvement Fair

The Fall 2021 semester at the University of Delaware is right around the corner, and the University Student Centers is preparing to hold the biannual Involvement Fair. The involvement fair will be more accessible than ever with both in-person and virtual experiences.

The fair will involve three components: one-minute “about us” videos from participating registered student organizations (RSOs), open Zoom information sessions from Aug. 16-20, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and an in-person fair on Monday, Aug. 30 from noon to 3 p.m.

The in-person Involvement Fair will be held on the North and Central Greens as they have been in years past, offering a central and accessible location for all students interested. The fair will offer casual and interactive opportunities for students to discover, explore, and connect with more than 300 RSOs on campus. Getting involved on campus helps students to make friends, feel part of the community, expand their interests, and hone skills for life after UD.

A virtual option is available between Aug. 16-20 for students, and complements the in-person event, offering the ability to browse and meet with groups over Zoom.

All portions of the event are free and open to the entire campus. For more information on this year’s virtual event, visit:

The Review- Interest Meetings

The Review is a digital-first publication that consists of a variety of sections, offering opportunities that range from journalism to photography to business. In addition to reporting for one of our three major sections—news, sports, and Mosaic (our Arts and Culture section)—The Review offers a number of other positions, including opinion columnists, copy editors, photographers, illustrators, and graphic designers. The Review welcomes new staffers irrespective of background or career interests, and no prior media experience is required.

We will participate in the online Spring Involvement Fair on Tuesday, February 16th. Our information sessions will take place 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm using the following link:

If you cannot attend the Spring Activity Fair or would like to learn even more about us, please consider attending one of our interest meetings: