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If you are seeking a DePaul internal scholarship then view the DePaul Scholarships page or the LAS Scholarships page, where you will find information about internal awards. However, if you are interested in national or featured scholarships, this page will help you take your first steps towards obtaining one of these prestigious awards.
You should start by looking for scholarship and research opportunities that match your interests and ambitions. Under National Scholarships, you will find a list of external scholarship opportunities that are organized by year (freshman/sophomore, junior, graduating senior/graduate student). Under Featured Scholarships you will find a list of external scholarship opportunities by scholarship name. These lists are by no means exhaustive and you should do your own research as well. They are simply there to introduce you to some of the most prestigious scholarships and to give you a sense of the range of options.
An additional place to search for opportunities is the ProFellow blog. For the latest information about upcoming deadlines, new programs, and DePaul winners, check out the DePaul Scholarships Facebook page. If you have any questions about any of these programs or resources, contact the DePaul Scholarship Adviser.
Please be aware that many of the featured scholarships (e.g. Fulbright, Boren, Carnegie, Truman) have two deadlines. There is often a campus deadline that comes 4-6 weeks before the scholarship program's national deadline. The reason for this earlier campus deadline is that these scholarship applications typically have to be reviewed by DePaul before being forwarded to the particular program's selection committee. If you miss the campus deadline, you may not be eligible to submit an application.
After you review scholarship opportunities, you should visit the advice section for applicants. There you will find suggestions broken down by year. Running throughout the advice section are some common themes:
To apply for DePaul scholarships you must complete the following steps:
(see specific scholarship pages for application instructions for national and features scholarships)
If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the “applications” tab of the scholarship application site under “active.” You must accept the award within the DePaul Online Scholarship Application in order to receive the money. You will also receive communication from financial aid stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the “home” tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected. Individual emails are not sent for those not selected.
Recipients will receive their awards in the following quarter. For example, if a student applies for a scholarship in the winter quarter and is awarded money, the money will post to the student’s spring quarter tuition bill. All awards are funneled through financial aid and student accounts.
Want to learn more? View currently offered LAS Scholarships and see the other sections devoted to DePaul Scholarships, National Scholarships and Featured Scholarships.