Canning Scholarship Application


The Canning Scholarship, a Big Shoulders Fund Scholarship, supports highly promising high school seniors from Chicago Big Shoulders High Schools, Big Shoulders Fund Scholars, as well as Canning Scholars, meeting their academic and personal goals.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Graduating senior from a Chicago Big Shoulders High School, be a Big Shoulders Fund Scholar, as well as Canning Scholar
  • High school G.P.A. of 2.7 (*Your high school transcript is necessary in the decision making process and will be provided by DePaul University’s Office of Admissions to review along with your application.)
  • Admitted and enrolled as a full-time student at DePaul University
  • Demonstrate financial need by having a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid at DePaul University.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice
  • Satisfactory completion of essay questions
  • Agree to participate as a S.T.A.R.S. peer mentee as a freshman
  • First generation college students are encouraged to apply
  • Be available for OMSS scholar workshops on Fridays between 3PM-5PM

In an effort to provide support to our students at DePaul University, the Office of Multicultural Student Success is committed to providing academic assistance through our Academic Progress Reports. This consists of the monitoring of your progress at each midterm period and at the end of each quarter along with one on one advisory check-ins.

If you are awarded any of these scholarships, the Office of Multicultural Student Success will request information from your professors regarding your academic progress.

In addition, by completing the application for this scholarship you are authorizing the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the scholarship foundations to review your financial and academic records in order to assess your application.

Please note that should you be a finalist for this scholarship, you may be invited on campus to be interviewed on February 18, 2019.

Please direct ALL QUESTIONS regarding these scholarships:
Christopher Love • Scholarship Coordinator
Office of Multicultural Student Success
PHONE: 773-325-7325

Admissions - DePaul Incoming Freshman Scholarships , Office of Multicultural Student Success, Student Affairs
Supplemental Questions
  1. Big Shoulders High Schools
    • If you are a graduating senior from one of the following high schools, please select it.
    • If you did not attend one of these schools, did you attend a Chicago Archdiocesan Catholic High School? If yes, please list you high school.
  2. Are you a current Canning Scholar?
  3. Are you a current Big Shoulders Fund Scholar?
  4. Will you be enrolled as a full-time student at DePaul University for the Fall term 2019-2020?
  5. Are you willing to participate as a S.T.A.R.S. peer mentee as a freshman?
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