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College of Education Scholarships are made possible through generous donations to the College of Education. The following scholarships are available to graduate students who are enrolled in the COE. They are administered by the College of Education.
This scholarship was established by Justina Tzeng in memory of her husband, DePaul alumnus John Tzeng. To qualify, applicants must:
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:
This scholarship seeks to honor a student who changed careers to become an educator. To qualify, applicants must:
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:
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:
This award provides recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in the Counseling Program in the College of Education who are in good academic standing and who have financial need. To qualify, applicants must:
The Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, through its Value-Creating Education scholarship, provides recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in the Master of Education (MEd) program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship who are in good academic standing. The Value-Creating Education scholarship award provides up to $15,000 in tuition support for recipients. In order to remain eligible, student award recipients must be enrolled in program courses throughout the full academic year and may only take off quarters if their required courses are not offered. To qualify, applicants must:
This scholarship supports a mathematics student in the College of Education. To qualify, applicants must:
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:
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:
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:
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:
This scholarship was established by DePaul alumna Mrs. Gloria Soiya in honor of her parents, Theodore and Theresa Krom. To qualify, applicants must:
This scholarship was established by College of Education alumnus John J. Pedicone in honor of his father, John J. Pedicone, Sr., and his former professor, Dr. Jack Lane. The scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in the College of Education who are in good academic standing and have financial need.
Student Teaching Scholarship. 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. Members of AUSL cohorts are not eligible for the Student Teaching Scholarship.
Double Demon Scholarship. This scholarship, offered exclusively to DePaul alumni, covers 25 percent of the tuition for a master's degree or qualifying license or endorsement program in the College of Education.
Note: This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with other DePaul scholarships, waivers, or awards. University employees are eligible for other tuition benefits and are not eligible. And it does not cover coursework from the Center for Professional Education (CPE), Institute for Professional Development (IPD), coursework in a doctoral program or a Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Music, Theatre, Law and a few other select programs. Scholarship does not apply to all certificate programs. Please contact your college admission offices for more information.
Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship. Students in the Early Childhood Education master's degree program who have been working in an early childhood setting for at least one year could qualify for this scholarship funding. It covers 50-90 percent of a student’s tuition (depending on his/her income) for up to 20 quarter hours per year.
James Madison Graduate Fellowship. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to graduate students desiring to become outstanding teachers of the U.S. Constitution at the secondary school level. One fellowship is awarded per state per year.
Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship. The MTI scholarship is available to minority students who plan to teach in a nonprofit Illinois public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school that has no less than a 30 percent minority student enrollment.
TEACH Grant. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant) is a new federal grant program for students who plan to teach a high-need subject in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The TEACH grant provides up to $4,000 per year. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing your program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.
Student loan forgiveness programs. You may qualify for one of these student loan forgiveness programs sponsored by the federal government. More information on each is available from the Financial Aid Office.
Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week at DePaul, and in return, they receive a small stipend and tuition remission for two classes per quarter.