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Scholarships

​The Department of Religious Studies promotes two types of scholarships throughout the academic year for Religious Studies Majors and Minors. These scholarships provide students the opportunity to continue and enhance their education here at DePaul University.

The Religious Studies Endowment in Honor of Reverend Bruce Vawter, C.M.

In January 2011 Fr. Edmund Fitzpatrick made a donation to the department to establish The Religious Studies Endowment in Honor of Reverend Bruce Vawter, C.M.  Fr. Bruce Vawter was Chair of the department from 1969 until 1986.  The department created Rev. Bruce Vawter CM Scholarships to support the academic work of religious studies majors. Merit and need may be used as criteria for determining scholarship recipients.
 

How to Apply

To apply for scholarships you must complete the following steps:
  1. If you have not done so already for the current academic year, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid​) and have the results sent to DePaul University. This is only required for need-based scholarships. Please note that students are not required to accept financial aid packages in order to be considered for need-based scholarships. They need only fill out and submit the application. Any federal financial aid accepted on behalf of the student through the FAFSA process is the responsibility of the student.

  2. Complete the General Application on the DePaul Online Scholarship Application​ website.
a.       Log into the DePaul Online Scholarship Application using your Campus Connect ID and password.
b.      Complete and submit the General Application.
                                             i.    Once your application has been completed and submitted successfully, it will be marked with a green checkmark.
                                           ii.   If it is gray, the application was not submitted successfully; try again.
3.  After submitting the General Application, you will automatically route to opportunities for which you qualify and more information is needed. If you are recommended for additional scholarships, you will be able to view a list of opportunities.  Apply for them by clicking on the blue “Apply” button beside each scholarship.  Additional questions or information may be required to complete the application process.
 
After Submitting an Application
If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the “applications” tab of the scholarship application site under “active.” You must accept the award within the DePaul Online Scholarship Application in order to receive the money. You will also receive communication from financial aid stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the “home” tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected. Individual emails are not sent for those not selected.
Recipients will receive their awards in the following quarter. For example, if a student applies for a scholarship in the winter quarter and is awarded money, the money will post to the student’s spring quarter tuition bill. All awards are funneled through financial aid and student accounts.

James R. & Beatrice A. Halstead Endowed Scholarship

Based upon the donation made in January 2013 by Dr. James Halstead to DePaul University. The James R.& Beatrice A. Halstead Endowed Scholarship was established to assist students who are looking to participate in Study Abroad opportunities at DePaul. This scholarship is administered by the Study Abroad Program office in coordination with the Department of Religious Studies.
 

How to Apply

To apply for scholarships you must complete the following steps:
  1. If you have not done so already for the current academic year, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid​) and have the results sent to DePaul University. This is only required for need-based scholarships. Please note that students are not required to accept financial aid packages in order to be considered for need-based scholarships. They need only fill out and submit the application. Any federal financial aid accepted on behalf of the student through the FAFSA process is the responsibility of the student.

  2. Complete the General Application on the DePaul Online Scholarship Application​ website.
a.       Log into the DePaul Online Scholarship Application using your Campus Connect ID and password.
b.      Complete and submit the General Application.
                                             i.    Once your application has been completed and submitted successfully, it will be marked with a green checkmark.
                                           ii.   If it is gray, the application was not submitted successfully; try again.
3.  After submitting the General Application, you will automatically route to opportunities for which you qualify and more information is needed. If you are recommended for additional scholarships, you will be able to view a list of opportunities.  Apply for them by clicking on the blue “Apply” button beside each scholarship.  Additional questions or information may be required to complete the application process.
 
After Submitting an Application
If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the “applications” tab of the scholarship application site under “active.” You must accept the award within the DePaul Online Scholarship Application in order to receive the money. You will also receive communication from financial aid stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the “home” tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected. Individual emails are not sent for those not selected.
Recipients will receive their awards in the following quarter. For example, if a student applies for a scholarship in the winter quarter and is awarded money, the money will post to the student’s spring quarter tuition bill. All awards are funneled through financial aid and student accounts.