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Scholarship Opportunities

2016-2017 Academic Year Scholarship Application Deadlines

Fall Quarter

Students may begin submitting applications on August 15, 2016.
Applications are due at 11:59pm on September 30, 2016.

Winter Quarter

Students may begin submitting applications on December 16, 2016.
Applications are due at 11:59pm on January 17, 2017.

Elsie A. Luhan Scholarship 

Students may begin submitting applications on August 15, 2016.
Applications are due at 11:59pm on February 28, 2017.

Student Teaching Scholarships 

The Student Teaching Scholarships are offered each quarter to applicants who currently are performing their student teaching. Kate Liston will communicate scholarship application periods and deadlines to all current student teachers. Special & Elementary Education (SEE) program student teachers are allowed to apply for each quarter that they student teach.

Fall Student Teaching Scholarships: Students may begin submitting applications on September 7, 2016. Applications are due at 11:59pm on September 21, 2016. 

Winter Student Teaching Scholarships: Students may begin submitting applications on January 2, 2017. Applications are due at 11:59pm on January 17, 2017.

Spring Student Teaching Scholarships: Students may begin submitting applications on March 13, 2017. Applications are due at 11:59pm on March 26, 2017.

About Our College of Education Scholarships

The College of Education offers a variety of awards to COE students. Some scholarships pertain to students in certain academic career levels, majors, or class standings. Please review award criteria carefully before submitting your application.

The following scholarships are for Undergraduate students:
  • The Elsie Luhan Scholarship
  • The Eileen and Shirley Stack Endowed Scholarship
  • The Velasquez Family Endowed Scholarship
  • The Stewart/McHugh Scholarship
The following scholarships are for Graduate students: 
  • The Tzeng Scholarship
  • The John and Frances Beck Endowed Scholarship
  • The Meister/Carlson Scholarship
  • The Emily Zeman Memorial Scholarship
  • The Urban and Virginia Fleege Endowed Scholarship
The following scholarships are for both Undergraduate and Graduate students: 
  • The Dan and Irene Hayes Mathematics Education Scholarship
  • The George and Mary Heerey Cucich Memorial Scholarship
  • The Olichwier Scholarship
  • The Stewart/McHugh Scholarship
  • The Joanne and Arthur R. Velasquez Endowed Scholarship
  • The Juan J. and Sandra Mir Scholarship
  • The Dr. Rafaela Weffer Endowed Scholarship
  • The Theodore and Theresa Krom Endowed Scholarship

How to Apply

  • All College of Education scholarship applications are completed online at the Scholarship Connect website.
  • Students log in using their Campus Connect credentials.
  • Students will be prompted to submit a general scholarship application. This application may be submitted any time, but must be resubmitted each academic year after July 15th.
  • Students can view scholarships under the "Opportunities" tab. There are three options: Recommended, Ours, and External. Students may search for COE scholarships under the "Ours" option.
  • Scholarship applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline.
  • Result times vary. All applicants are notified of the scholarship committee's decisions whether or not the applicant was awarded the scholarship. Award decision notifications are made via e-mail.

Scholarship Criteria

The Elsie Luhan Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Elsie Luhan and seeks to benefit future secondary math educators. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be enrolled in the Secondary Math Education Program
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Demonstrate promise as a secondary mathematics teacher
  • Demonstrate financial need

The Eileen and Shirley Stack Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Eileen and Shirley Stack and seeks to support future educators, with preference given to students who graduated from an accredited Chicago Public High School. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need 

The Velasquez Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of the Velasquez Family with the purpose of providing recognition and financial assistance to a first-generation college student. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Demonstrate commitment to the advancement of the Mexican-American community

The Stewart/McHugh Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of  Delila Mae Stewart, the mother of former College of Education dean Barbara Sizemore, and Eleanor McHugh. The award supports students who are committed to serving an urban, multicultural community and those who have overcome personal or educational hardship. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Demonstrate good academic standing (Undergraduates must be in the top 20 percent of their high school class or on the Dean's List at DePaul.)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be committed to serving an urban, multicultural community
  • Possess a history of overcoming personal or educational obstacles or hardship

The Tzeng Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Justina Tzeng in memory of her husband, DePaul alumnus John Tzeng. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be a graduate student
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need

The John and Frances Beck Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of John and Frances Beck, and provides recognition and  financial assistance to students who currently serve as elementary or secondary school teachers. Preference is given to those currently teaching or planning to teach at a Catholic elementary or secondary school. To qualify, applicants must:
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be a graduate student
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Currently serve as elementary or secondary teachers
  • Preference given to those who currently teach or plan to teach at Catholic elementary or secondary schools

The Meister/Carlson Scholarship

This scholarship seeks to honor a student who changed careers to become an educator. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be a graduate student
  • Be enrolled in the Teaching and Learning program
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have changed careers to become an educator

The Emily Zeman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Emily V. Zeman, DePaul Class of 1942. The award honors students who currently teach in Chicago Public Schools or Archdiocese of Chicago schools. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be a graduate student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Teach in a CPS or an Archdiocese of Chicago School

The Urban and Virginia Fleege Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Urban and Virginia Fleege and supports outstanding graduate students enrolled in the College of Education. Preference is given to students living in the western suburbs of Chicago. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be a graduate student
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed a minimum of 8 quarter hours
  •  Preference is given to students living in the western suburbs of Chicago

The Dan and Irene Hayes Mathematics Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established by DePaul professor Daniel Hayes and Irene Hayes to provide recognition and financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Middle School Mathematics Education (MSME) program or Secondary Math Education candidates. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Be enrolled in the Master of Science in Middle School Mathematics Education (MSME) program, OR in Secondary Math Education as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Demonstrate good academic standing​

The George and Mary Heerey Cucich Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of George and Mary Heerey Cucich and supports a student in the College of Education. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a C+ grade point average

The Olichwier Scholarship

This scholarship was established by alumna Mary Olichwier and James Olichwier. The award supports a graduate of St. Rita High School in Chicago who is enrolled in the College of Education. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a graduate of St. Rita High School in Chicago

The Stewart/McHugh Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of  Delila Mae Stewart, the mother of former College of Education dean Barbara Sizemore, and Eleanor McHugh. The award supports students who are committed to serving an urban, multicultural community and those who have overcome personal or educational hardship. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Demonstrate good academic standing (Undergraduates must be in the top 20 percent of their high school class or on the Dean's List at DePaul.)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be committed to serving an urban, multicultural community
  • Possess a history of overcoming personal or educational obstacles or hardship

The Joanne & Arthur R. Velasquez Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Joanne and Arthur Velasquez to provide recognition to students in the College of Education. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need

The Dr. Rafaela Weffer Endowed Scholarship for Bilingual Educators

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Rafaela Weffer, the first Hispanic and Latina professor at the College of Education. This award provides recognition to bilingual educators who have experience or interest in working in schools with a need for bilingual instructors. To qualify, applicants must: 
  • Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Speak fluently in Spanish or another foreign language
  • Express interest in working in a school with bilingual teachers

​The Theodore and Theresa Krom Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by DePaul alumna Mrs. Gloria Soiya in honor of her parents, Theodore and Theresa Krom. To qualify, applicants must: 

  • ​Be enrolled in the College of Education
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need

​Student Teaching Scholarship

In addition to the scholarships listed above, the College of Education also offers a Student Teaching Scholarship during fall, winter, and spring quarters. To qualify, students must be student teaching currently.

Other Financial Resources for Students in Need

Double Demon Scholarship

The university offers a Double Demon Scholarship exclusively to DePaul alumni. It provides funding for 25 percent of the tuition for a master's degree, non-degree or select certificate programs. Alumni from any of DePaul's colleges who are admitted to a graduate program automatically qualify for the Double Demon Scholarship. For more information about this scholarship, please contact a DePaul Admissions representative for the College of Education at (773) 325-4405.

External Scholarships

The College of Education's Scholarship Connect site lists scholarship opportunities that are external to the university. All external scholarship opportunities are vetted by the Office of Financial Aid. These external opportunities can be found on Scholarship Connect under the "Opportunities" tab. Select the "External" option, or visit directly here.

Student Financial Accounts

Student Financial Accounts provides students with financial aid information, tuition payments, account refunds, and many other valuable services. Contact Student Financial Accounts for information about your financial aid packet and for assistance requesting a refund after being awarded a COE scholarship.

Financial Fitness

DePaul's Financial Fitness Program provides free services, resources and tools to help DePaul students manage costs from freshman year through graduation and beyond. 


Contact the COE Scholarship Staff

For more information about the College of Education's scholarships, assistance with the application site, and other inquiries, please contact Beth King or Sarah Magnuson.

Beth King
(773) 325-2541

Sarah Magnuson
(773) 325-7581

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