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DePaul University Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description:

The Office of Mission & Ministry’s 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 Ministry 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 plus the quarterly athletic fee, or a total of six courses and three athletic fees for the entire academic year. Ozanam Scholars may be eligible for summer scholarship opportunities as well. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years contingent on adequate progress toward degree completion and meeting program expectations outlined below. The Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program does not cover degrees from the School of Law nor doctoral-level tuition costs. Please contact Michael Van Dorpe with questions or inquiries related to the Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program.

Application Information:

The Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program 2018 application cycle for the 2018-2019 Academic Year is now open!
The application cycle will close on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April 2018.

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.

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. A scholarship awarded to an applicant is contingent on acceptance into their academic 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 Ministry 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

2017-2018 Scholars:

Elisabet Barrios

M.P.P. in Public Policy, 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

Denise Prociuk

M. Ed. in Educational Leadership, Principal Concentration, College of Education