Vincentian Service Scholars Application

The Vincentian Service Scholarship (VSS) will be awarded to students who will be sophomores during the 2020-2021 school year; scholars are eligible to participate for up to three consecutive academic years. Applicants from all majors/disciplines are encouraged. Ideal candidates are interested in engaging in community service and spirituality and connecting those experiences to a broad spectrum of campus involvement. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.7 GPA.

The application process for the Vincentian Service Scholarship involves completing this online scholarship application as well as participating in one of two forms of service engagement. Options for the service engagement are as follows: 1) complete at least four weeks of service with the DePaul Community Service Association ( during Fall Quarter 2019 or Winter Quarter 2020; 2) participate in a Division of Mission and Ministry Service Immersion ( over Winter Break 2019 or Spring Break 2020.
The Vincentian Service Scholars (VSS) program invites you to be a Vincentian – to work for positive social change and solidarity in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul with a commitment to one’s own faith and spiritual development. Accepted scholars will engage in opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, community service, and interfaith reflection. Examples of required participation include weekly service, quarterly meetings/retreats, and a weekend service immersion experience. Scholars will commit to an average of 3-5 hours a week over the course of the academic year with monthly events interspersed.

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 1, 2019. For additional information on the general scholarship application process, please contact the Scholarship Office in the Office of Admission at (312) 362-8704 or

For specific information about this scholarship, its application, or the requirements, please email

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently enrolled as a student at DePaul University?
  2. Will you be a sophomore (at least 44 but less than 88 quarter hours) at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year?
  3. Have you filed a FAFSA for 2020-2021 academic year?
  4. If you are not eligible to file a FAFSA, have you completed other paperwork to evaluate your financial need at DePaul?
  5. Why are you applying for the Vincentian Service Scholarship? How will this scholarship assist you in growing at DePaul? What qualities do you believe a Vincentian leader should have? Describe a time when you demonstrated and failed to demonstrate such qualities and what you learned from these experiences.
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