Vincentian Service Scholars Application

The Vincentian Service Scholarship (VSS) will be awarded to students who will be sophomores during the 2023-2024 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 service engagement with the Division of Mission and Ministry. The service engagement requirement should be completed prior to the start of Spring Quarter 2023. All interested students are encouraged to begin participating in service engagement as soon as possible. More information about service engagement opportunities can be found here:

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, 2022. For additional information on the general scholarship application process, please contact

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 2023-2024 academic year?
  3. Have you filed a FAFSA for 2023-2024 academic year?
  4. If you are not eligible to file a FAFSA, have you completed other paperwork to evaluate your financial need at DePaul? If you are eligible to submit the FAFSA, please answer "N/A" (not applicable)
  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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