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DePaul University Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description:

The Office of Mission & Values’ Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program, begun in the fall of 2004, provides full-time graduate tuition for students who have shown their commitment to leading lives of service inspired by Sts. Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Blessed Frederic Ozanam. The Office of Mission and Values looks for candidates who are immersed in the Vincentian tradition and live out that charism, strive for social justice in their work and seeking educational opportunities to further their commitment to serve those on the margins. Scholarship recipients promote the Vincentian mission through service to the Chicago and DePaul communities.
The scholarship covers a maximum of two graduate courses each academic quarter, or a total of six courses for the entire academic year. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years contingent on adequate progress toward degree completion and maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. The Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program does not cover doctoral-level tuition costs.

Please contact Michael Van Dorpe with questions or inquires related to the Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Requirements:

Upon receiving the Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship, scholars will be expected to:

  • Possess and maintain a cumulative and a quarterly GPA of at least 3.0 or higher
    Important Note: Failure to meet this requirement results in forfeiture of the award in the next academic quarter. Failure to meet this requirement for two consecutive quarters results in permanent forfeiture of the award.
  • Commit to engaging in approximately 8-10 hours of weekly service, 80-100 hours per quarter or 240-300 hours of service throughout the academic year.
    Important Note:  The Office of Mission and Values does not provide you with a service site placement. Instead, you are welcome to select a service site or sites that align with your personal, academic and/or professional interests as we understand many of you have close ties to certain organizations and causes. If you are in need of assistance finding a service site, the Office of Mission and Values Scholarship Coordinator can provide you with resources.
  • Participate in Mission and Values’ Meet Me at the Mission programming
  • Attend Mission and Values sponsored lectures, events or educational programs
  • Maintain regular communication and contact with the Office of Mission and Values Scholarship Coordinator

2017 Application Information:

The Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program 2017 application cycle is now open! The application cycle will close on Sunday, April 16, 2017. ​

Applicants must apply through DePaul University’s Scholarship Connect application portal.  Only completed applications submitted through Scholarship Connect will be considered for selection. In addition to biographical and essay questions, applicants should expect to submit the following materials in Scholarship Connect:

  • A one-page, up-to-date résumé.
  • The contact information for their Post-Graduate Volunteer Program.
  • The contact information for two references that are not related to the applicant.
In a recent agreement with MISEVI USA​, the Ozanam Scholarship application cycle in 2017 will only consider applicants who have participated (or are currently participating) in one of the six MISEVI USA post-graduate volunteer programs. Interested applicants from other post-graduate volunteer programs will be considered resuming in the 2018 Ozanam Scholarship application cycle. The MISEVI USA Volunteer programs are:

Selection Criteria:

Recipients will be selected according to the strength of their applications, including the extent to which they adequately address the essay questions in the application. In addition, scholarship recipients must be accepted into a graduate program at DePaul University on their own merits. The scholarship award will only take effect once the applicant is admitted to a graduate program.

Current Scholars:

Elisabet Barrios

M.P.A. in Public Administration: Metro Planning and Urban Affairs, School of Public Service

Luke Greene

M.B.A. in Business Administration: Sustainable Management, Kelstadt Graduate School of Business

Jeanette Lesenko

M.Ed. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, College of Education