list of depaul donors on bricksThe generosity of our donors allows DePaul to provide numerous scholarships to students who exhibit academic, merit, financial need, strong leadership and service to their communities. We value the commitment of these donors to DePaul and our students. We invite you to view a list of scholarships made possible by our benefactors.

Below is a list of the many types of scholarships, which vary depending on your student type.
Incoming
Freshman
Students

Freshman Scholarships

DePaul may award scholarships to newly entering students who exhibit academic excellence, artistic talent, or strong leadership or service to their communities. Each year, DePaul awards more than $24 million in scholarships. (Eligible music and theater applicants may be considered for academic as well as talent scholarships.)

Learn more about our Honors Program, DePaul's academic distinctions and get information on credit given by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams​.

Academic Scholarships

If you’re a freshman admitted for the fall term, you’ll automatically be considered for scholarships based on your academic achievement in high school. You don’t need to submit a separate application for these scholarships. Be sure your complete application for admission and all required documents are postmarked by November 15, 2013. We give priority consideration to those who apply by this date. If you qualify for an academic scholarship, we’ll notify you in your acceptance packet.

Academic scholarships may be renewed for up to 12 consecutive quarters of undergraduate study if you meet the requirements listed under each scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled full time each quarter and complete a minimum of 36 quarter hours annually, excluding summer sessions.

Presidential Scholarship

Award Amount: $17,000
The Presidential Scholarship, DePaul's most prestigious scholarship, is awarded to a select number of our most academically qualified admitted students. For renewal, you must maintain a 3.3 grade point average.

Deans' Scholarship

Award Amount: $14,000 - $14,500
The Deans' Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate an exceptional level of achievement as measured by outstanding academic performance. For renewal, you must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

DePaul Scholars' Award

Award Amount: $12,500 - $13,500
The DePaul Scholars' Award is given to students who have strong academic credentials and have performed above average compared to others in our applicant pool. For renewal, you must maintain a 2.7 grade point average.

St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,500 - $11,000
The St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship is awarded to students who have performed well in high school and have qualified based on a review of their academic credentials. For renewal, you must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Arthur J. Schmitt Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies
A few select Presidential Scholarship recipients with high academic achievement, who also demonstrate financial need, may be chosen as Arthur J. Schmitt scholars. To be considered, Presidential Scholarship recipients are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA​) as soon as possible beginning January 1 and no later than February 1. These scholarships offer additional educational funding and are awarded in mid-April.

School of Accountancy and MIS Scholarships

Award Amount: Varies
Students intending to major in accounting or management information systems (MIS) are eligible for the School of Accountancy's four-year renewable scholarships provided by its alumni association, Ledger & Quill, as well as generous alumni and firms. The School of Accountancy will contact candidates for a required interview. Candidates also must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Recipients are required to participate in the Strobel Honors Accounting Program and maintain dean's list standing.

Service/Leadership Scholarships​

If you’re admitted as part of the Early Action Program and have an exceptional record of community service or leadership, we’ll invite you to apply for these scholarships. Instructions for application will be included in your acceptance packet. You’ll need to select one of the scholarships below, complete the scholarship application and submit all of the required documents by February 1, 2014. You’ll also need to submit a FAFSA by February 1, 2014. If you’re a finalist, you’ll be invited to an on-campus interview in March.

Service and leadership scholarships may be renewed for up to 12 consecutive quarters of undergraduate study if you meet the requirements listed under each scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled full time each quarter, maintain a 2.7 grade point average and earn a minimum of 36 quarter hours annually, excluding summer sessions.

DePaul Community Service Scholarship

Award Amount: $8,500
The Community Service Scholarship (CSS) rewards students who have an exceptional record of community service and are committed to becoming socially engaged leaders as DePaul students and professionals. Recipients are required to declare and complete the community service studies academic minor, participate in at least 30 hours of community service each quarter, attend quarterly service learning/community engagement workshops, develop an electronic community service portfolio highlighting their experiences, and meet with the program coordinators for advising and mentoring throughout the duration of their commitment to the CSS program.

To be considered, students must demonstrate an exceptional commitment to service and social engagement as exemplified by their previous service record, ability to integrate service with their academic and professional goals as well as convey a deep understanding of service and how it relates to community and larger social issues. For more information, visit steans.depaul.edu.

DePaul Leadership Scholarship

Award Amount: $8,500
The DePaul Leadership Scholarship Program is designed to prepare students to act as socially responsible leaders who are dedicated to Vincentian values such as compassion, promoting human dignity and a commitment to social justice. Recipients of this scholarship will engage in leadership development experiences, community service, meaningful reflection and interfaith dialogues. Scholars will maintain supportive relationships with each other and with mentors in the Student Leadership Institute and University Ministry.

To be considered, you must demonstrate leadership ability, community service experience, a desire to grow spiritually and a commitment to serve the poor and marginalized or address societal concerns. Visit http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/sli/scholars.html for more information.

Monsignor Egan Hope Scholarship

Award Amount: $16,500
The Egan Hope Scholarship Program was created to honor Monsignor John Egan’s lifetime of social activism and community service and is designed to prepare inner-city students from Chicago to continue that work.

To be considered, you must prove residency within the city of Chicago, graduate from a city of Chicago high school and demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA. You must have an exceptional record of social activism, leadership and community service. Recipients are required to commit to social activism, serve as a community leader, fulfill community service projects and participate in events determined by supervisors in the Office of Multicultural Student Success, including sessions with staff for advising, mentoring and assessment.

Talent Scholarships

If you’re a freshman admitted for the fall term and intend to enroll in one of the academic programs below, you can be considered for a talent scholarship. An audition, interview or portfolio is required.

Talent scholarships may be renewed for up to 12 consecutive quarters of undergraduate study if you meet the requirements listed under each scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled full time each quarter in the corresponding major, maintain good academic standing and earn a minimum of 36 quarter hours annually, excluding summer sessions.

Art Scholarship*

Award Amount: $2,500 - $5,000
To be considered, you must be admitted to DePaul as a declared Art, Media and Design major by February 1, 2014. The scholarship coordinator must receive your portfolio digitally via email by February 1, 2014. Your portfolio should contain 10 digital files as follows: nine digital images (one for each of your artworks) and one digital file with your name and resume.

Each digital image should be saved as a JPEG file (100 dpi and no larger than 7"-x 5"-inches) and include your name, the title of the work, medium, size (h x w x d) and year completed. For your resume, please include your name and contact information, schools attended, art exhibitions you've participated in, awards you've received and any other art-related activities. If you submit a video file, use Quick Time and title the file using the same guidelines outlined above. Please send the digital files in one email to scholarship@depaul.edu. Submissions emailed as a PowerPoint will not be accepted.

Music Performance Scholarship

Award Amount: $3,000 - $16,000
If you apply to the School of Music by December 1, 2013, you’ll automatically be considered once you’ve performed your entrance audition. Auditions are held in February. Scholarship recipients must audition for and perform (as assigned) in School of Music performance ensembles as determined by the ensemble conducting faculty. (Note: Ensemble participation is separate from the curriculum requirements.) Visit music.depaul.edu to schedule an audition and view audition requirements.

Theatre Performance Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 - $10,000
If you apply to the B.F.A. acting major, you'll automatically be considered once you've completed your application and audition. To be eligible, you must apply to and declare a major in acting in The Theatre School by January 15, 2014. Admission auditions are held November through February. Visit http://theatreschool.depaul.edu to schedule an audition.

Theatre Design Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 - $10,000
If you apply to the B.F.A. design or technical major, you'll automatically be considered once you've completed your application and interview (a portfolio review). To be eligible, you must apply to and declare a major in costume design, costume technology, lighting design, scenic design, stage management or theatre technology by January 15, 2014. Admission interviews are held November through February. Visit http://theatreschool.depaul.edu to schedule an interview.

Theatre Studies Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 - $10,000
If you apply to the B.F.A. theatre studies major, you'll automatically be considered once you've completed your application and interview (a portfolio review). To be eligible, you must apply to and declare a major in dramaturgy/criticism, playwriting, theatre arts or theatre management by January 15, 2014. Admission interviews are held November through February. Visit http://theatreschool.depaul.edu to schedule an interview.

* Please note: the Art Scholarship cannot be combined with a service or leadership scholarship.

Incoming
Transfer
Students

Transfer Scholarships

DePaul awards merit-based scholarships to transfer students who have exhibited academic excellence at their previous institution(s). Students are considered for scholarships exclusively based on their cumulative college grade point average from all previously-attended colleges and universities. High school academic information is not taken into consideration for transfer awards.

There are no separate applications required to be considered for these scholarships.

DePaul Transfer Scholarship

Annual Award Amount: $3,000
The Transfer Scholarship is automatically awarded to students who have a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA from their previous comprehensive college work, in addition to completing at least 15 semester (22 quarter) hours at the time of admission and 30 semester (44 quarter) hours of college credit at the time of enrollment at DePaul.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Annual Award Amount: $3,000
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship may be awarded to members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society who have a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA from their previous comprehensive college work, in addition to completing at least 15 semester (22 quarter) hours at the time of admission and 30 semester (44 quarter) hours of college credit at the time of enrollment at DePaul. For Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship consideration, students must provide proof of membership in one of three ways:

  • Copy of PTK membership card;
  • Copy of PTK membership certificate;
  • Confirmation of PTK membership noted on official college transcript.
Proof of membership may be submitted via email at transferscholarship@depaul.edu or fax at (312) 362-5749.

Transfer merit-based scholarships are available for a maximum of two years of full-time, consecutive undergraduate enrollment provided that students meet the renewal requirements. Internal scholarship opportunities are available to current students on a limited basis by college offices, academic departments, and the Office of Financial Aid. Students may search and apply for additional institutional scholarships through the DePaul Online Scholarship Tool at depaul.academicworks.com. Current DePaul students are also encouraged to contact the college department in which they are enrolled to inquire about scholarship opportunities related to their field of study.
Incoming
Adult
Students

Accelerated Adult Degree Completion Program Scholarships

Students admitted into one of DePaul's Accelerated Adult Degree Completion programs will automatically be eligible for a scholarship worth just over $12,000 that will be applied to tuition over the two-year schedule of classes. This will lower the cost of these two-year programs to approximately $36,000. No application is required for this scholarship - all students admitted to these programs are eligible. Please note that students must have earned an associate's degree to be granted admission into these programs. For more information about each degree completion option, please click on the links below. You may also inquire by emailing adultenrollment@depaul.edu or by calling (312) 362-6338.

School for New Learning (SNL) Student Scholarships

DePaul awards a merit-based scholarship to adult learners entering the School for New Learning exclusively based on their cumulative college grade point average from their most recently-attended institution.

There is no separate application required to be considered for this scholarship.

School for New Learning (SNL) Scholarship

Annual Award Amount: $3,000
To be considered for a School for New Learning (SNL) Scholarship at DePaul, you must:

  • Be admitted to a competence-based or joint-degree program in the School for New Learning (students applying to an SNL degree-completion program or any other non-SNL program are not eligible for this award) as a first-time student at DePaul looking to begin course work in the fall, winter or spring quarter. Returning DePaul students are not eligible for this award.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better for course work completed at the most recent institution attended.
The School for New Learning (SNL) Scholarship is valued at an annual amount of up to $3,000 for new full-time students (students who enroll in 12-18 credit hours per term), disbursed at $1,000 per quarter (excluding summer sessions) and prorated by term of entry. For new part-time students (students who enroll in 6-11 credit hours per term), the scholarship is valued at an annual amount of up to $1,500, disbursed at $500 per quarter (excluding summer sessions) and prorated by term of entry.

Current/Continuing​
Students

Enrolled DePaul Student Scholarships

After you are enrolled at DePaul, there are additional scholarship opportunities. If you have any questions about scholarship opportunities for enrolled students at DePaul, please contact the scholarship team in the Office of Financial Aid by email at ofascholarships@depaul.edu.

Internal Scholarships

Internal Scholarships are offered on a limited basis by college offices, academic departments and the Office of Financial Aid. Current DePaul students are encouraged to contact the college department in which they are enrolled to inquire about scholarship opportunities related to their field of study.

The generosity of our donors allows DePaul to provide numerous scholarships to students who exhibit academic merit, financial need, strong leadership and service to their communities. We value the commitment of these donors to DePaul and our students. We invite you to view a list of scholarships made possible by our benefactors.

Need-based Scholarships

Need-based Scholarships (awarded based on need as determined by the FAFSA) also are available to current DePaul students. The financial aid office strongly encourages you to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online if you are interested in need-based scholarships. Completing a FAFSA is not a requirement for all scholarships, but it is an instrumental tool used to help select scholarship recipients.

External Scholarships

External Scholarships (not administered or awarded by DePaul but applied to your tuition) are also available to DePaul students. Several internet search tools can assist you in locating scholarships, fellowships and grants available through the private sector. Remember, you should never pay for scholarship or financial aid search results. Two excellent websites are FastWeb.com and collegenet.com​.


Alumni

Double Demon Scholarship

Alumni from any of DePaul’s colleges who are admitted into a graduate degree program or a select certificate program* in one of the colleges listed below automatically qualify for the Double Demon Scholarship.
 
This scholarship covers 25 percent of the tuition for a master’s degree or a select certificate program*. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible. No scholarship application is required; all alumni admitted to these programs beginning with the winter quarter of 2014 or thereafter qualify. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with other DePaul scholarships, waivers or awards.
 
DePaul University employees are eligible for other employee tuition benefits through the universityand therefore are not eligible for the Double Demon Scholarship.

To learn more details about this scholarship, please contact one of the college admissions offices below.

College of Communication
graddepaul@depaul.edu
(773) 325-7315
 
College of Computing and Media
admission@cdm.depaul.edu
(312) 362-8714

College of Education
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
graddepaul@depaul.edu
(773) 325-7315

College of Science and Health
graddepaul@depaul.edu
(773) 325-7315
 
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
kgsb@depaul.edu
(312) 362-8810

School for New Learning
snlgrad@depaul.edu
(312) 362-8448

School of Nursing
graddepaul@depaul.edu
(773) 325-7315

School of Public Service
graddepaul@depaul.edu
(773) 325-7315

*Scholarship does not apply to all certificate programs. Please contact one of the college admissions offices above for more information.
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