Frederic Ozanam Scholarship Application
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.
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. For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, we are currently projecting that flat-rate amount to be $6,200 per quarter or $18,600 for the full year. While not expected, Ozanam Scholars may have the opportunity to take courses during the Summer Quarter, beginning the summer after their first year in the program. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years contingent on adequate progress toward degree completion and meeting program expectations which can be found on the Mission and Ministry website here. Please note that degrees stemming from the College of Law and doctoral programs are not covered by the Frédéric Ozanam Scholarship Program.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All references must be submitted by the close of the application cycle.
In addition to biographical and essay questions, applicants should expect to submit the following materials:
- A one-page, up-to-date résumé
- The contact information for their Post-Graduate Volunteer Program
- The contact information for two references that are not related to the applicant
In their essay prompts, top applicants will be able to articulate 1) what is the Vincentian Tradition and how it relates to their personal and professional life, and 2) how their intended degree of study at DePaul is connected to and will help solve the social issue that matters to them. For more information on the Vincentian Tradition, here are some recommended resources:
- “The Name above the Door” YouTube video
- “St. Vincent de Paul, A Person of the 17th Century, a Person for the 21st Century” YouTube video
“All Things Vincentian” page on the Mission and Ministry website
- The Vincentian Heritage Journal
FamVin, an international collection of Vincentian resources
- This award is a non-tuition restricted award and in some cases can be used in conjunction with other tuition-restricted university discounts, scholarships, waivers, or grants. Please contact the Division of Mission & Ministry Scholarship Manager, Michael Van Dorpe, (MVANDORP@depaul.edu) if you have questions about how this award may impact your overall financial aid.
- An email will be sent to the addresses that you provide informing your references of the request. Once your reference logs into the Scholarship Connect, he or she will be able to provide the reference online. It is your responsibility to monitor your reference requests. You may click on “Manage Your References” on the “Home” page in the “Applications” box.
*For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, we are currently projecting that flat-rate amount of the Ozanam award will be $6,200 per quarter or $18,600 for the full year. This amount will not be finalized until March or April 2020.