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DePaul University Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program

The 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 Division of Mission and Ministry looks for candidates who have completed at least one post-graduate volunteer program and who seek to continue to promote justice and serve those on the margins. Please Contact Michael Van Dorpe at with questions or inquiries related to the Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program. 

Scholarship Details

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.

Application Information

The Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program 2018 application cycle for the 2018-2019 Academic Year has closed.

Information about the 2019 application cycle for scholarships beginning in the 2019-2020 Academic Year will be available in January or February 2019.

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 Meet Me at the Mission programming
  • Attend Mission and Ministry sponsored lectures, events or educational programs
  • Maintain regular communication and contact with the Division of Mission and Ministry Scholarship Coordinator

2018-2019 Scholars

Luke Greene
M.B.A. in Business Administration: Sustainable Management
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Chelsey Hudson
M.P.A. in Public Administration: International Public Administration
School of Public Service

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

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

Denise Prociuk
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership: Principal Concentration
College of Education

Isabelle Shively
M.S. in International Public Service
School of Public Service