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Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship

​​​​​​​​The Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship, begun in the fall of 2004, provides a scholarship for students pursuing graduate studies at DePaul University. Recipients of the program have demonstrated their commitment to leading lives of service inspired by Sts. Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. The Division of Mission and Ministry looks for candidates who have completed at least one post-graduate volunteer program (AmeriCorps, Vincentian Post-Grad Volunteer, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, etc.) and who continue to promote justice and serve those on the margins. Please contact Alice Farrell. with questions about the Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program.

The Ozanam Scholarship is designed for students pursuing Master’s Degrees at DePaul University. The scholarship cannot be used for undergraduate degrees, degrees in the College of Law, nor doctoral programs at DePaul.

The Ozanam Scholarship is a non-tuition restricted award that can be applied towards tuition and fees charged to students’ tuition accounts. The scholarship is a flat-rate award that is set each year depending on the tuition rates set by the University. The flat-rate is intended to cover the tuition costs and fees for a student enrolled in 8 credit hours per quarter (full-time) in a majority of the Colleges at DePaul. Students whose tuition charges exceed the flat-rate amount each quarter will be responsible for paying the additional tuition charges. Students whose tuition charges are below the flat-rate amount may be eligible to receive a refund each quarter.

For the 2024-2025 Academic Year, we are currently projecting the Ozanam Scholarship will be valued at $6,448per quarter or $19,334 for the full year. This is just a projection as the tuition rates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year will not be finalized until March or April 2024, at which point the scholarship value will be adjusted.

In addition to the award for the regular term, Mission and Ministry Summer Scholarships may be available to Ozanam Scholarship recipients. The Ozanam Scholarship is renewable for up to two additional years (total of three years), pending successful completion of program requirements.

The 2024-25 Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship is now accepting applications.  The application window will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Applications for the Ozanam Scholarship will only be accepted through Scholarship Connect, DePaul’s centralized spot for scholarships on campus. In order to access Scholarship Connect, you must be an admitted or current DePaul student.

In order to apply for the Ozanam Scholarship, you must be 1) an admitted student beginning classes in Fall 2024 or 2) a current student continuing your studies in the 2024-2025 Academic Year. 

Recipients of the Ozanam Scholarship 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 Master’s Degree program at DePaul University on their own merits. A scholarship awarded to an applicant is contingent on acceptance into their academic program.

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.

  • Commitment to engaging in approximately 4-6  hours of weekly service, 40-60 per quarter, or 120-180 hours throughout the  academic year.

Important Note: The Division 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 Division 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