Loyola University Chicago

Financial Aid Office

Undergraduate Scholarships

Loyola also recognizes talented students through a variety of other scholarships that are awarded without consideration of financial need. Please review the following list of scholarship opportunities that will provide you, if eligible, with additional resources to help make your Loyola education more affordable. Review the descriptions below, and either call or e-mail for an application.

In order to be considered for any of Loyola University Chicago's academic scholarships, students must submit a completed Application for Undergraduate Admission (there is no separate scholarship application). Because freshmen should be admitted no later than February 1 for scholarship consideration, the completed application should be sent to the Undergraduate Admission Office by December 1. Transfer students must be admitted by June 1 for scholarship consideration.

Each application is carefully read and scholarships are competitively awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT). Admission applications are reviewed for scholarship consideration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Academic scholarships

Presidential, Damen, Loyola, Trustee, and Dean's Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to academically qualified students entering Fall 2016 based on information provided in the admission application process, without regard to financial need. Scholarship amounts range form $16,000 to $21,000 per year.

Rambler Award: New freshmen entering Fall 2015 will be considered for a $30,000 Rambler Award at the time of admission. This award will be in recognition of the student's academic achievements and commitment to service and leadership. The Rambler Award provides $7,500 annually toward tuition. Students must be admitted by February 1 to receive consideration. Students eligible for any of Loyola's merit scholarships are not eligible for the Rambler Award. Any student originally awarded the Rambler Award who later qualifies for a merit scholarship, will see the Rambler Award replaced by the merit scholarship.

Heritage Award

Chicago Catholic Heritage Award: This award (awarded for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet www.dioceseofjoliet.org/cso/highSchools.asp. This award is restricted to tuition.

Jesuit Heritage Award: This award (awarded for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from Jesuit high schools who are member schools of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada www.jsea.org, or new freshmen graduating from recognized Cristo Rey Network high schools. This award is restricted to tuition. Students graduating from a Jesuit high school in Chicago will be awarded the Jesuit Heritage Award only.

Undergraduate research

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.

Fellowships: The Fellowship Office assists Loyola undergraduates and recent alumni to apply for national and international fellowships and scholarships, which commonly provide funding for graduate school or study and research overseas. Get more information at www.luc.edu/fellowshipoffice.

Mulcahy Scholars Program: This 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. 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.

Departmental scholarships

Once you are a student at Loyola, you may qualify for scholarships offered by academic departments. These awards are typically offered to students beyond the freshman level, so after you are established in your major, you can begin to make inquiries with your academic department. The number and amount of awards vary by department, as do eligibility criteria. Contact your academic department for more information about scholarship options.

Athletic scholarships

These scholarships are offered to students demonstrating outstanding athletic ability who plan to participate in inter-collegiate athletics at Loyola. For information, please contact Loyola's Athletics department. Scholarship amounts will vary and are determined by the athletics department.

Accounting and Business Law (ABL) scholarships

The application form should be used for applying for all ABL Area scholarships. Please check off which scholarships you are applying for and be sure to provide all the appropriate documentation. Pease contact Professor Brian Stanko at 312.915.7106 or bstanko@luc.edu if you have any further questions.

Cristo Rey Scholars Program

Students attending Cristo Rey Network schools around the country are invited to apply to join the next class of Cristo Rey Scholars at Loyola University Chicago. Starting the summer before entering Loyola, Cristo Rey Scholars engage in a dynamic program to enrich their academic, social, spiritual, community, and professional experiences in college.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship program, applicants must be admitted to Loyola by February 1. Completed applications for the Cristo Rey Scholars Program must be submitted by March 1.  Selected finalists will be required to attend an on-campus interview on Saturday April 12, 2016. Scholarships recipients will be notified by mid-April.

The Deloitte Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship offers up to $7,500 in tuition reimbursement over three semesters and is limited to Sophomore and Junior accounting majors enrolled in the Quinlan School of Business who demonstrate financial need, who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and who have an interest in pursuing a career in public accounting. Preference will be given to students for whom English is their second language and/or are first generate in their family to attend college.

Elaine Bruggemeier Debate Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students with previous debate or forensic experience who plan to participate in the inter-collegiate debate program at Loyola. Loyola sponsors a policy debate program that competes in NDT and CEDA. Scholarship amounts will vary. Prospective candidates must be admitted to Loyola by March 1. Please contact David Romanelli, Director of Debate, at: 773.508.3808.

Gannon Scholars

Scholarships for the Gannon Scholars Leadership Program are awarded to students who will advance the mission of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship, and service. The scholarships are renewable for three additional years based on successful participation in the program. Interested applicants are encouraged to read about the mission of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and learn more about our program here: http://luc.edu/gannon.

A review of completed applications will begin early January 2015. All applications must be submitted by Monday, February 1, 2016. Twenty-five applicants chosen as semi-finalists will be notified by email no later than March to schedule a Skype or on-campus interview during Loyola weekend on April 2-3, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the review committee's decision in mid-April. Questions regarding the scholarship can be sent to gannonscholars@luc.edu.

Newly Admitted Freshman for Fall 2016 can apply for the Gannon Leadership Scholarship now by downloading the application here.

Immaculata High School of Chicago Alumnae Association Scholarships

Scholarships are available to alumnae of Immaculata High School of Chicago or families of Immaculata High School of Chicago alumnae. Prospective candidates must be accepted to Loyola by May 1. Eligible family members include: children, stepchildren, adopted children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren of Immaculata High School of Chicago alumnae and also descendants of spouses of alumnae. Awards vary from $100 to $500 and are based on financial need. Download the application Immaculata 2015-2016. For more information, contact Edward R. Moore, Scholarship Director, Office of Student Financial Assistance, at: 773.508.7704.

James Wesley White, Jr. Scholarship

The Directors of the James Wesley White, Jr. Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce they are accepting applications from its annual scholarship in honor of James "Jay" Wesley White, Jr. Current Sophomore and Juniors majoring in theatre are eligible to apply for the $1,500 scholarship. The application will be available in December.

Jesuit, Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) and Sisters of Christian Charity High School Half Tuition Scholarships

These half tuition scholarships are awarded to one student from each Jesuit, B.V.M., Sisters of Christian Charity high school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Candidates must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and must be nominated by their high school principal or their designate (one nomination per school).  Applications will be sent to each eligible school in December and nominations must be received by March 1. For scholarship renewal, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and complete 20 hours of community service per semester.

John T. Trahey Mustard Seed Scholarship for Theatre Arts

These scholarships are available to freshman and transfer students accepted to Loyola who will pursue a major in theatre. For more information and an application, click here. Scholarship amounts vary.

Latino Art Beat

Two $8,000 scholarships ($2,000 each year for four consecutive years) are awarded to three new students accepted to Loyola and also named winners in Chicago's Latino Art Beat competition by Mr. Don Rossi Nuncio, president. These scholarships are restricted to tuition.

Martin J. Svaglic Humanities Scholarship

Two $2,500 per year scholarships will be awarded to qualified new freshman or transfer students who have been admitted into one the following areas in the humanities: Classical Studies, Communication, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Journalism, Mondern Languages, Philosophy, Theology, or Theatre. Prospective candidates must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. New Freshman must have a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT and be admitted to Loyola prior to February 1, 2016. Qualified applicants must complete and submit this application by March 1, 2016. The recipients will be notified by April 3, 2016. Please check back in December for the application.

National Merit/National Achievement Finalists

One full-tuition scholarships are available to students who have been named National Merit/National Achievement finalists by the National Merit Corporation. Qualified students should submit a copy of their award letter from the National merit Corporation as their application for one of these scholarships by March 1. A committee will review each student's application for admission, writing sample and transcript. Any National Merit/National Achievement finalist who does not receive one of the full-tuition scholarships may receive a Loyola-sponsored $2,000 scholarship.

For both scholarships students must name Loyola as their first-choice school with the National Merit Corporation. The full-tuition scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher for renewal. Recipients of the $2,000 scholarships must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Interested candidates should e-mail Edward R. Moore, Scholarship Director, Financial Aid Office at: emoore@luc.edu.

Plocieniak Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen of who are fluent in reading and speaking the Polish language. All candidates are required to take a fluency examination on Loyola's campus Saturday, April,3,2016, for the upcoming academic year. Scholarship amounts will vary. Prospective candidates must be admitted to Loyola by February 1. Please check back in December for the applicaiton.

School of Education Half-Tuition Scholarship

Two half-tuition scholarships are offered to incoming freshman entering the School of Education. Applicants must have a composite score of 25 or higher on the ACT or equivalent SAT score and a 3.4 high school GPA or higher. This scholarship may not be combined with another academic award and will replace any previously awarded scholarship. The deadline to apply for this application is March 1, 2016. Please check back in December for the application.

Senn High School Scholars

Loyola University Chicago offers five awards via a selective process to admitted students from Senn High School. Eligible students must graduate from Senn High School by the Summer 2015 and be admitted to Loyola by February 1, 2015. Admitted students are also encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by February 15, 2015 given the opportunity to qualify for the Illinois Monetary Program (MAP) amongst other need-based awards. Undocumented students are invited to apply as well. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Please check back in December for the application.

Zolp Scholarships

This endowed scholarship is available to pay toward tuition to any Catholic student by the last name of Zolp who attends Loyola University Chicago. A copy of a birth certificate and a baptismal or confirmation certificate confirming the last name of Zolp must be filed with the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Prospective candidates must be admitted to Loyola by February 1. Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon fund availability and the number of eligible recipients.

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