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Featured Scholarships

2016 DePaul alumni wins Boren Fellowship
Shaza Loutfi, a 2015 graduate of DePaul (Political Science) and UIC graduate student, won a 2016 Boren Fellowship to Turkey.

Featured scholarships are national scholarships that require review and/or endorsement by DePaul University. They are some of the most well-known and prestigious scholarship programs and include:  Boren, Carnegie, Fulbright, Marshall/ Mitchell, Rhodes, and Truman. Obtaining one of these scholarships can be a life changing opportunity.

To apply for these scholarships you typically have to be screened and nominated by DePaul . The nomination process involves a review of your application by a campus committee comprised of several DePaul professors.   A nomination also usually requires an interview with the campus committee.  After the interview, you generally have 1-2 weeks to revise your application before it is forwarded to the particular scholarship program's national selection committee, which is a group of professors selected from various universities across the country.

To allow time for review by the campus committee, most featured scholarships have two deadlines.  A campus deadline typically falls about six weeks prior to the national deadline.  During the interim period between the campus and national deadline, you should expect to spend a significant amount of time revising your application.​

The campus deadline for Fulbright is the first Friday of September. The national deadline is in early October. 

The campus deadline for Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes is the first Friday in August; the national deadline is typically late September or early October. For all three programs, ALL application material must be submitted by the campus deadline, including the letters of recommendation. 

The campus deadline for the Boren, Carnegie, and Truman scholarships is the first Friday in January. The national deadline is in the late January/early February. 

Please check the webpage of the scholarship program for the exact national deadline. Contact the DePaul Scholarship ​ adviser with questions. ​