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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 carefully read all information below to ensure accurate submission process.
Applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year will open in September 2023. Applications must be submitted through Scholarship Connect. The opportunities you are eligible for below automatically become available on the opening date above once the general application is completed. Some of the scholarships below may only need the general application in order to apply and therefore no further information/application is needed, and you will automatically be considered for opportunities in which you qualify.*
*You must complete and submit any additional questions via Scholarship Connect to be considered for the opportunities below beyond the general application (as noted above, if you are eligible for these additional opportunities, they will automatically be made available via your Scholarship Connect dashboard as a conditional application). This new system differs from previous years, and students are no longer required to manually apply to each opportunity separately unless applying for the Value-Creating Scholarship or the Student Teaching Scholarship. Those applications still require a separate, individual application (additional info for applying to Value-Creating and Student Teaching Scholarships found under the “How to Apply” section below).
The complete criteria for each award is located below.
*Denotes awards that are specifically for undergraduate COE students
**Denotes awards that are specifically for graduate COE students
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/CTR cohorts are not eligible for the Student Teaching 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:
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:
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:
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 DePaul alumna Dr. Darlene G. Larson. 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.
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:
See additional graduate scholarship opportunities and financial assistance on the Graduate Aid page.
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.
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
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 Program provides free services, resources, and tools to help DePaul students manage costs from freshman year through graduation and beyond.
For students experiencing extreme financial hardship, emergency assistance may be available. Visit the DePaul Division of Mission and Ministry for information on the
Vincentian Assistance Fund. In addition, students facing financial hardship may contact the Dean of Students Office regarding the
Student Emergency Assistance Fund (SEAF).
The College of Education's Appeal Fund Scholarship seeks to provide relief to those students facing financial obstacles to education brought on by the pandemic and other life events. Financial challenges include but are not limited to tuition account holds, licensure exam registration fees, background check fees, and technological needs. The College of Education will inform students via the COE Advising weekly e-mail when this fund is accepting applications.
"Since 1888, AAUW has been one of the largest funders of women's graduate education, investing in women who go on to change the world." Visit the AAUW site for
fellowship and grant information.
"UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation." Visit the UNCF site for information on
scholarships, programs, internships, and fellowships.
"The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree." Visit the HSF site for
"The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program is a teacher preparation and tuition assistance program for high school seniors and freshman and sophomore Illinois college students who have the determination and drive to be highly effective teachers in Illinois schools-of-need." Visit their
website for details.
For more information about the College of Education's scholarships, assistance with the application site, and other inquiries, please contact Maya Muschitz, Communications Writer for Advancement, Stewardship, and Scholarship, at email@example.com or (773) 325-2541.
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