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Financial Aid & Scholarships

The School of Public Service, DePaul University and other outside sources can provide financial aid assistance to eligible students. Each tab below contains information about opportunities for scholarships, assistantships, waivers, fellowships or grants that may be available, as well as current tuition rates.

School of Public Service Scholarships
Several quarterly scholarships are available to students in the School of Public Service. Application deadlines for scholarships vary from term to term. Admitted students with a Campus Connect login may refer to the DePaul scholarship applicati​on tool, Scholarship Connect for details, more information and appropriate forms.

  • Dr. Domini G. & Helen T. Parisi Scholarship: DePaul University School of Public Service founder, Dominic Parisi, PhD, insisted that people working in nonprofit and government should be educated together because the two sectors are so interdependent. The School believes his dictum makes even more sense today, nearly 40 years later. By taking core courses together, students gain a practical understanding of each sector’s challenges and objectives—an understanding that serves them well in the real world where collaboration leads to positive results.

  • Michella McMaster Endowed Scholarship: Awarded to a current student in the Master of Nonprofit Management program in the School of Public Service.

  • Molly Jean Hartman Memorial Endowed Award: Consideration for this award shall be given to students who are participating in one of the School of Public Services study abroad opportunities during that quarter term. Students must be in good academic standing and exhibit financial need.

  • School of Public Service Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship: Awarded to outstanding graduate students studying abroad within the School of Public Service. Academic merit and financial need will be considered. This award is NOT renewable and applicants must reapply every application period in order to be considered for the scholarship.

  • Vincent de Paul Ministy of Service Endowed Scholarship: Providing recognition and financial assistance to new or current students working or volunteering in Public Service programs within a religious organization.

Graduate Assistantships
SPS offers a limited number of graduate assistantships each year. Applications are due by May 1st for the following academic year (September through June). Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week in the SPS office from Autumn through Spring quarter. Work assignments vary from faculty research projects to administrative duties. In return, they receive tuition credit for 24 credit hours (6 cours​es) and a small monthly stipend. 

The application can be completed and submitted through Scholarship Connect​.  For guidance on how to use the system and successfully apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please click here​.

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship
Through a partnership with the Peace Corps, returning volunteers can complete their degrees in public service. Please click here to learn more about the program and opportunities.​​​ Want to know more about the Peace Corps? Check out their website here​.

Please note: Some of our awards cannot be used in conjunction with any other tuition-restricted university discounts, scholarships, assistantships, waivers or grants. Please refer to the scholarship application for which you are applying for further detail or contact the School of Public Service for clarification (