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DSU to Host ‘Black-Tie Affair’ Scholarship Ball 

Olivia K. Paul

Delaware State University is hosting a significant fundraising event to raise money for students in need. On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Scholarship Ball will take place at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. According to the President of the University, Tony Allen stresses that this event will be one of the biggest networking opportunities for both its students and sponsors.

Annually, the proceeds aid Delaware State University in supporting their students in need by awarding them with scholarships. 

Depiction of Dr. Mishoe, Former DSU President.

D’vontae Scott, an accounting major of the class of 2025 states, “Affording college was one of my main struggles when choosing a school to attend. My scholarship is helping to make college more affordable as a first-generation college student.” Undoubtedly impacting their education career, the scholarships allow Delaware State’s students to be one step closer to their destined career, and/or post-college opportunities.  

The delightful evening will be filled with fine eatery, dancing, and performances from special guests, including the well-approved music group, Boyz II Men. The night is split into two divisions. From 5 to 6pm, guests will be attending the cocktail reception. This will be followed by dinner and an open dance floor from 6pm to 11. 

In the wake of Covid-19 precautions, protocols will be announced as the date approaches to ensure the safety of all expected attendees. 

Tickets and table sales for the ‘Black-Tie Affair’ are on the market now until November 18th. Sales close at 11:59pm sharp. Tickets are $225 for each guest, with reserved tables of 10 priced at $3,000. 

On the event page, the University thanks all sponsors for their continued assistance and donations. “The DSU Foundation extends its sincere appreciation to the 2022 Scholarship Ball sponsors for their generous support.”  Donations can be included separately from ticket purchases. 

President Tony Allen gives his remarks at the 60th Anniversary Scholarship Ball.

Sponsorship opportunities for the ball range from $5,000 to $100,000. 

For commuters, The Westin Wilmington will be providing a limited number of rooms offered at a discounted price for the night of the event. Rooms at this rate are likely to change availability and must be reserved by November 9th. Any guests with disabilities can contact Delaware State University Foundation by November 11th to be properly accommodated.

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