Egan Hope Scholarship Application


The deadline for application submission online must be no later than February 01, 2021 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time.

The Egan Hope Scholarship is awarded to incoming traditional freshmen students. The Egan Hope Scholarship Program was initiated in 1992 to honor Monsignor John Egan on the 50th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood and his lifetime of social activism and community service. The program was developed in response to a need for initiatives that would enable inner-city students from Chicago to continue that work.

To be considered, you must prove residency within the City of Chicago, graduate from a City of Chicago high school, and demonstrate financial need. You must have an exceptional record of social activism, leadership, and community service. Recipients are required to commit to social activism, serve as a community leader, fulfill community service projects, and participate in events/programs determined by the Scholarship Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Success, including sessions with staff for advising, mentoring, and assessment. Egan scholars must be available for OMSS workshops on Fridays from 3PM-5PM.

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.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Graduating senior from a City of Chicago high school
  • 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 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

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 Scholarship Status Letters. 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 may 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 to assess your application.

The deadline for application submission online must be no later than February 7, 2021 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time.

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
Supplemental Questions
  1. Community Service Volunteerism
    • Have you participated in community service above and beyond what is required by your high school?
    • If yes, please briefly explain.
  2. What was your first experience with community service? What is your most recent (or ongoing) experience with community service? What have you learned from participating in community service initiatives? (1 page double spaced)
  3. Please name and explain one societal issue you are particularly passionate about. Discuss why it moves you to action and explain how it relates to you as a member of a larger society.
  4. Reflecting on DePaul's Urban, Catholic, and Vincentian mission, please describe why it was important for you to attend DePaul University and what this college experience means to you. (1-2 pages double spaced)
  5. Please upload a one page resume summarizing your employment record, leadership activities, and other information pertinent to the application.