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DePaul Leadership Scholars Program

The DePaul Leadership Scholars program is designed to further scholars' formation as leaders who work for positive social change in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. This program is a four-year scholarship available only to incoming students. The scholarship's vision is accomplished through a leadership education course, leadership and community service initiatives, spiritual development activities and reflections, and mentorship. As leadership formation models rooted in the leadership and service example of St. Vincent, the program utilizes the Socially Responsible Leadership (SRL) and the Vincentians in Action (VIA) frameworks to promote scholars' understanding of the personal, communal, societal and global dimensions of being an agent of social change.

Scholarship Goals

  • Scholars will engage in experiences which will enhance their understanding of leadership and their capacity for leadership.
  • Scholars will develop their capacity for Socially Responsible Leadership.
  • Scholars will engage in service to the DePaul and Chicago communities.
  • Scholars will engage in experiences that will allow them to build relationships with other students, faculty and staff at DePaul.
  • Through the Vincentians in Action (VIA) model, students will experience, and be conversant with, the foundational Vincentian values of community, spirituality and service.

Arthur J. Schmitt Scholarship Program

The Arthur J. Schmitt Scholarship program is intended to identify talented students and help develop them into socially responsible leaders. It is designed to further students' formation as leaders who work for positive social change in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Arthur J. Schmitt. This vision is accomplished through leadership education, leadership initiatives, and reflection. ​

Scholarship Goals

  • Scholars will engage in leadership development experiences which will enhance their understanding of leadership and their capacity for leadership.
  • Scholars will develop their capacity for Socially Responsible Leadership.
  • Scholars will engage in service to the DePaul and/or Chicago communities through a leadership project.
  • Scholars will participate in regular reflection around their leadership journey and project.
  • Scholars will engage in experiences that will allow them to build relationships with other students, faculty and staff at DePaul.
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