DePaul Leadership Scholarship Application


The deadline for application submission online must be no later than December 1, 2017 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time.

The DePaul Leadership Scholarship is awarded to incoming traditional freshmen students. The DePaul Leadership Scholarship Program is designed to prepare students to act as socially responsible leaders who are dedicated to Vincentian values such as compassion, promoting human dignity and a commitment to social justice. Recipients of this scholarship will engage in leadership development experiences, community service, spiritual growth and interfaith dialogues. Scholars will maintain supportive relationships with each other and with mentors in the Student Leadership Institute and University Ministry.

To be considered, you must demonstrate leadership ability, community service experience, a desire to grow spiritually and a commitment to serve the poor and marginalized and/or address societal concerns. Visit for more information.

As financial need is a consideration, we strongly encourage you to file the FAFSA, if applicable. The FAFSA can be filed as soon as possible after October 1st, 2017. For additional information on the scholarship application process, please contact the Scholarship Office in the Office of Admission at (312) 362-8704 or

Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you held a formal leadership position (E.g. President, Vice President, Founder, Manager, Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.) in an organization/group during high school for at least one full academic year?
  2. Have you maintained active membership in at least one organization at school or in the community for more than one academic year?
  3. Have you done community service outside of what is required by your high school or a program?
  4. Have you taken initiative to bring about a positive change in an organization or community?
  5. Do you have direct community service experience with people who are experiencing poverty and/or who have been marginalized?
  6. Have you participated in community service beyond one-time annual events?
  7. What does it mean to you to be a socially responsible leader? Provide examples that demonstrate how you have acted as a socially responsible leader.
  8. Describe how you have taken initiative to serve the poor or marginalized or/or to address a societal concern. What have you learned about your responsibility in leadership and social justice through that experience?
  9. St. Vincent DePaul was motivated by his faith to work tirelessly for human dignity, charity and justice. How do you nurture your spiritual and/or religious life? How does your faith motivate you to engage in leadership, service and/or justice work?
  10. Based on the scholarship description, what would you hope to gain from this experience if selected?
  11. Please upload your resume where it lists and describes any extra-curricular activities you were involved in, the positions you held, and length of involvement.
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