Loyola University Chicago

Financial Aid Office

Research Scholarships

Loyola offers a number of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students who wish to conduct research, including:

LUROP

The Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) is the umbrella under which all funded undergraduate research programs offered at Loyola University Chicago are centralized. The goal of LUROP is to enrich, enhance, diversify, and individualize the learning experiences of undergraduate students. Each program is unique, providing students from any school or department with the opportunity to conduct research in their area of interest. For more information, please visit the LUROP website.

McNair Scholars Program

Loyola's McNair Scholars Program provides academic support, research opportunities, and involvement in scholarly activities to qualifying students who have the desire and potential to earn an advanced degree. Program participants are either first generation college students or are members of a group underrepresented in graduate education. Loyola's McNair Scholars Program selects fourteen students each year and works closely with them to ensure their successful completion of the baccalaureate degree and application and admission to graduate school. For more information, visit LUC.edu/mcnair.

Mulcahy Scholars Program

The Mulcahy Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to work closely with faculty on projects of scholarly significance that reflect the diversity of academic activity throughout the College of Arts and Sciences. The program accepts applications from students in CAS majoring in the hard sciences. Each recipient of a Mulcahy Scholarship receives a stipend of $1,000, and is eligible to receive up to $1,000 in project support. Previous scholarship recipients have spent their project support funds to: purchase research equipment, fund professional conference trips, and reimburse the cost of supplies. Any legitimate expense incurred during the completion of an approved project can be funded up to the funding limit. For more information, call the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences at 773.508.3500, or visit the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information about research scholarship opportunities, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 773.508.7704 or lufinaid@luc.edu.