DePaul Community Service Scholarship Application

YOU MUST BE AT CURRENT FRESHMAN STATUS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR/RISING SOPHOMORE FOR THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.
The deadline for application submission online must be no later than April 18th, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time. We expect to interview applicants the week of April 18th.
The Community Service Scholarship is awarded to current freshmen students (rising sophomores for the fall quarter of 2021) who have an exceptional record of community service and are committed to becoming socially engaged leaders as DePaul students and professionals. Recipients are required to declare and complete the community service studies academic minor, participate in at least 30 hours of community service each quarter, attend quarterly service learning/community engagement workshops, participate in a 100-hour internship for one quarter, and meet with the program coordinators for advising and mentoring throughout the duration of their commitment to the CSS program.
To be considered, students must demonstrate an exceptional commitment to service and social engagement as exemplified by their previous service record, ability to integrate service with their academic and professional goals as well as convey a deep understanding of service and how it relates to community and larger social issues.
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, 2020.

Award
Varies
Scopes
The Irwin W. Steans Center
Deadline
06/30/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Will you be a sophomore (at least 44 but less than 88 quarter hours) at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year?
  2. Have you filed a FAFSA for 2021-2022 academic year?
  3. If you are not eligible to file a FAFSA, have you completed other paperwork to evaluate your financial need at DePaul?
  4. The mission of DePaul University is grounded in social justice. How do you define social justice? How have your community service experiences informed your understanding of social justice?
  5. Engagement in the community requires commitment. Please describe your current commitment to engaging in the community. Why are you committed and how do you believe your involvement has impacted the people and/or the organization that you serve?
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