External scholarships are offered by organizations and foundations outside of DePaul. Many of them are open to all US citizens, which is why they are often referred to as National Scholarships. Some of the best resources for scholarships are organizations with which you or your family is associated (for example, parent’s employer, ethnic heritage groups, Kiwanis club, nonprofit volunteer organizations, community organizations, high schools). You can research these opportunities on scholarship search websites (e.g. ProFellow Blog). Keep in mind that you should never pay a fee for scholarship search assistance.
In addition, there are a number of DePaul donor-funded scholarships -- DePaul Scholarship Connect lists external scholarships that have been sent to our Office of Financial Aid.
The National Scholarships tab on the left also lists a number of fellowship opportunities.
Featured scholarships are a subset of National Scholarships. Featured Scholarships, such as Fulbright, are among the most commonly-applied to National Scholarships. They also typically require review by DePaul prior to submission. If you apply for a Featured Scholarship, you should work closely with the DePaul Scholarship Adviser.