Peggy Roach Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Students who are currently involved in projects with a focus on women and those who encourage women to be activists and leaders are encouraged to apply.

The Peggy Roach Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created to provide financial support to students committed to and involved in social activism. Throughout her life, Peggy Roach was committed to social justice and activism within her surrounding community. This one-time, non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student who displays the commitment to activism and participation in group-based projects that reflects the legacy of Peggy Roach.

Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to service and student involvement
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Demonstrate financial need by having a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid at DePaul
  • Be active in the community
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at DePaul University
  • Undergraduate class status (Sophomore or above)

All applications must be submitted online by March 13, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm CST. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.


By completing the application for this scholarship you are authorizing the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Peggy Roach Scholarship Review Committee to review your financial and academic records in order to assess your application.

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

Office of Multicultural Student Success, Student Affairs
Supplemental Questions
  1. OMSS Affiliation - I Am (Check All That Apply):
  2. Please list your Extracurricular Involvement, including your activities in civil, social, service, military, and/or honor societies. Please list the position that you held (i.e., President, Member, other) as well as the length of your involvement i.e. number of quarters and/or years.
  3. Please upload a one page resume summarizing your employment record, leadership activities, and other information pertinent to the application.
  4. Please upload a 2-3 page, double-spaced, grammatically correct essay that addresses the following: Reflect on a previous service project that you have undertaken; particularly any with a focus on women and/or women's issues. Describe any and all steps you took in planning, executing, and/or participating in the project. What did you gain from the experience? How will you apply this experience to future activist work?