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CPBL Internship Scholarship Facuty Sponsor FAQs

Who is eligible?

Currently enrolled rising sophomore, junior, senior, or Master's students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Students whose home college is not LAS, but who have a double major or minor in a program within LAS, are also eligible. The student must be in good good academic and disciplinary standing. For further details, please reference the Community- and Project-Based Learning Internship Scholarships page.​

How much is the award?

Academic Year 2018-2019 Awards:
Undergraduate: $2,520
Graduate: $2,800​

Is financial aid a requirement?

Financial need is not a requirement, but it must be assessed as a part of this award. Students must have a FAFSA on file, but are not required to accept any loans. Students may file a FAFSA at any time. If students have quetions about to do so, they may contact Financial Aid.​

Is my student still eligible if they cannot file a FAFSA?

If a student cannot file a FAFSA for any reason, but wishes to be considered for this scholarship or any other scholarship requiring need, direct them to contact Financial Aid and/or DePaul Central for options. Student may visit them on either campus (SAC 101 or DePaul Center 9001) or contact them via phone (312-362-8610) or email ( This should be done prior to applying.​

How do student find internships?

Students may find their internships through any of the normal processes, though we encourage them to use Handshake,,, or

It is also the case that the intership may be arranged through their departmental internship coordinator or faculty member.

To be eligible for a scholarship, an internship must simply be with a non-profit, non-governmental, or governmental organization and allow a student to work on a project using skills or knowledge related to the area of academic interest.​

Must the internship earn academic credit to be eligible?

Students who do their internships during the academic year must earn academic credit while doing so, through the University Internship Program, a departmental or program internship course, or independent study. The number of credit hours earned is dependent on the nature of the course taken, per faculty advisor guidance.

Student who complete their internships over the summer are not required to earn academic credit while doing so, though they may if they wish.​

What is my role as a Faculty Sponsor?

As a faculty sponsor for a student applying for or receiving a CPBL scholarship, you have three main areas of responsibility.

First, you are responsible for advising the student about the academic components or requirements of the internship, as well as any implications of the internship for the student's degree progress. It is expected that you will also have some expertise in the academic areas relevant to the student's work at the internship site.
Second, you are responsible for submitting the Internship Validation Form, in which you attest to the specifics of the internship, the project, and your recommendation that the student be considered for a CPBL scholarship. You will receive a prompt withe the link to submit the form once the student's scholarship application has been submitted.

Note: Internship Validation Forms may only be submitted via the Depaul Scholarship Connect tool.

Finally, once the student is actively placed in the internship, you are responsible for maintaining regular communication with the student, and the internship site coordinator, to monitor the student's progress in the internship and the status of the project on which the student is working.

How do students apply?

Student apply through the DePaul Scholarship Connect tool. Please direct them to these step-by-step instructions for further assistance.​

What are the deadlines?

Quarter of Internship Application Deadline
Autumn Quarter 2018 September 7, 2018
Winter Quarter 2019 November 21, 2018
Spring Quarter 2019 March 6, 2019
Summer 2019 May 29, 2019
Autumn Quarter 2019 August 23, 2019