Loyola University Chicago

Financial Aid Office

External Scholarship Resources

Students are strongly encouraged to research the availability of private scholarships and grants from corporations, clubs, businesses, or professional organizations that may, under some circumstances, supplement Loyola University Chicago's offer of financial assistance. A good place to start is your high-school guidance office or the reference sections of a school or public library.

Potential sources

  • Businesses big and small
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Employers
  • Ethnic and cultural organization
  • High school counseling office
  • Local governments
  • Military associations
  • Political parties and politicians
  • Private foundations and charities
  • Professional or trade associations
  • Professional sports teams
  • Religious organizations

Online scholarship search services

International students

Some scholarships may be available only to US Citizens or permanent residents; however, some scholarship agencies are geared specifically toward supporting foreign students.  Please consult the following websites for more information about searching for scholarships:

African American Student Scholarships

Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarships

Illinois and Chicago Scholarships

Latino/a and Hispanic Student Scholarships

LGBT Scholarships

National Scholarships

Native American Student Scholarships

For a student to be eligible for many Native American scholarships the student should be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, otherwise funding will most likely be denied. A Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) card or document is generally accepted proof of membership in a federally recognized tribe.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Scholarships for persons with disabilities that help subsidize education expenses:

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