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New Monarch Butterfly Scholarship supports undocumented students

The Monarch Butterfly Scholarship is a new scholarship for full-time, currently enrolled, undocumented immigrant students at DePaul with a 2.5 or higher GPA. 

The scholarship is largely funded by money from an increased student activity fee, and was an initiative spearheaded by the Student Government Association. Students overwhelmingly voted for an increase to the fee for this purpose in a referendum in spring quarter 2017. 

The scholarship is awarded to continuing students (sophomores, juniors or seniors), and applications became available in fall 2017 with scholarships awarded in winter 2018. In the future, continuing students will be able to apply for the scholarship during the spring of their freshman year, with scholarship funds distributed during fall of their second year. This year:
  • 10 scholarships were awarded totaling $90,000
  • Of the $90,000 in renewable scholarship dollars, $75,000 is from student fees and $15,000 comes from a private donor. 
For more information on the scholarship and how students can apply, email Patricia Santoyo-Marin, associate director in the Office of Multicultural Student Success.