Ryan Family Scholarship Application


The James T. and Michelle A. Ryan Family Scholarship was established to provide recognition and financial assistance to high-potential incoming DePaul University students with financial need. First preference shall be given to students who attended the Chicago Jesuit Academy middle school.

This scholarship will provide support on top of federal, state, and institutional aid to cover recipients’ tuition, room and board, and program support, less $1,000 annually. Recipients must reside on campus, maintain good academic standing, and demonstrate appropriate progress toward degree completion in order to maintain eligibility for award renewal.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:*

  • Admitted and enrolled as a full-time student at DePaul University
  • Demonstrate financial need by having a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid 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 1st, 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
EMAIL: christopher.love@depaul.edu

Admissions - DePaul Incoming Freshman Scholarships , Office of Multicultural Student Success
Supplemental Questions
  1. Middle School Attended
    • Did you graduate from Chicago Jesuit Academy?
    • If no, is the school you graduated from a part of the the Noble Network of Charter Schools? Please list your school name and location.
  2. Please discuss with the scholarship committee your demonstrated leadership skills.
  3. 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)
  4. Please upload a one page resume summarizing your employment record, leadership activities, and other information pertinent to the application.