College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Student Resources > Internships > Community and Project-Based Learning Internship Scholarships
LAS students who have successfully secured, or in the process of securing, an internship with a non-profit, non-governmental organization, or government entity are encouraged to
apply for our Community- and Project-Based Learning Scholarships (CPBL Scholarships).
All awards are issued as scholarships to the student's tuition account. They are treated as financial aid, but a student is not required to have "need." Please speak with Student Accounts to confirm what impact this will have on your tuition account and how money will be disbursed if there are no current tuition charges.
If you have questions regarding extenuating financial circumstances, please contact Molly Bailey in the LAS Office of Dean, at:
To be considered for a scholarship, students must submit their applications no later than the deadlines below. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, however, earlier submissions mean earlier notification.
Note: Internship Validation Forms may only be submitted via the Depaul Scholarship Connect tool.
Internships during the regular academic year must be credit bearing, though the amount of credit earned through the associated course is up to the student and their academic or internship advisor to determine. Associated courses may be formal internship courses, independent studies, or content courses, as appropriate to the student's degree program.
*Summer internships are not required to be credit-bearing. However, if students would like credit, they may opt to obtain credit in the spring, summer or fall quarter. The application will direct students on how best to select their credit option. For summer only, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis so that students may make early decisions on their placement.
Applicants for CPBL scholarships must complete our online scholarship application with DePaul Scholarship Connect, as follows:
Once you have submitted your application, your faculty sponsor will be contacted by us to complete the Internship Validation Form. It is essential that you have spoken with and received the consent of a faculty member to act as your sponsor, and that your sponsor is willing to oversee and endorse your internship placement.
Students who are awarded scholarships will be asked to complete the following, in addition to any written or oral reporting or assignments required by your faculty sponsor, degree program, and/or internship site:
Apply through the DePaul Scholarship Connect tool.
The General Application must be completed every academic year starting July 1st. If you complete the General Application for other DePaul scholarships, then you may immediately search for the CPBL internship scholarship.
Application cycle opens November 1!Before applying, be sure to have made arrangements for a faculty sponsor, have consulted your academic advisor for assistance in choosing the best option for your degree plan, and have spoken with Student Accounts to confirm impact, if any, on your overall financial aid package.
Learn more about what it means to be a Faculty Sponsor for a student that is interested in applying for a Community- and Project-Based Learning Internship Scholarship.