Scholarships

Scholarships

In the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), we recognize that tuition cost is a major factor in the decision to return to college and to finish your degree. 

Due to the generosity of various donors, foundations, and grants, SCPS is able to offer numerous scholarships to support our students.

Learn more about our donors. 

Multiple Available Scholarships

Degree-seeking students in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) have the opportunity to submit a single application to be considered for the many scholarship opportunities available to SCPS students each semester.

To apply, students must log in to Loyola Scholarship Connections, the Loyola “Academic Works” scholarship database, to complete their scholarship applications. To apply, click HERE

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2019 – July 8, 2019
  • Spring 2020 – November 20, 2020
  • Summer 2020 – April 15, 2020
  • Fall II 2019 (only for students starting in Fall II 2019) – September 30, 2019
  • Spring II 2020 (only for students starting in Spring II 2020) – February 17, 2020

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

All degree-seeking students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are eligible to apply except for:

  • Students awarded the SCPS Fellows Scholarship.
  • Students awarded the One Million Degree Scholarship.
  • Students who are Loyola employees utilizing Loyola University employee tuition benefits. This includes Loyola medical employees.

Students must have a 3.0 Loyola cumulative GPA. If a student has below a 3.0 cumulative GPA due to credit hours completed five or more years ago as a student in a different school or college at Loyola, the student is eligible for the award if they earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Students must complete all scholarship requirements listed below by the scholarship application deadline:

  • Students must be enrolled in 9 credit hours for the semester. New students starting in either Fall II or Spring II must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours for their first session.
  • Students must have completed the FAFSA for the appropriate academic year.
  • Students must have completed the Loyola University general scholarship application in Loyola Scholarship Connections, the Loyola “Academic Works” scholarship database.
  • Students must have completed the SCPS conditional application in Loyola Scholarship Connections, the Loyola “Academic Works” scholarship database. The application will include essay questions that students must answer in 200-300 words per response. Responses must be void of grammar and spelling errors.

If a student fails to meet any of the eligibility criteria by the deadline, the SCPS Scholarship Committee will not review the student’s application. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. No exceptions.

When will Financial Aid post this award to my LOCUS account?

  • The scholarship will post to your LOCUS account no later than a week prior to the start of the semester if all eligibility requirements are met.

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

  • Please see this link for full details regarding the SCPS Fellows Scholarship.
  • All new students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are eligible to apply except for:
    • Students awarded the One Million Degree Scholarship.
    • Students who are Loyola employees utilizing Loyola University employee tuition benefits. This includes Loyola medical employees.
    • Veteran students receiving 100% tuition funding.
    • Current students who have already completed their first SCPS session. Students must complete the Fellows nomination and application process before the end of their first session.
  • Applicants must also:
    • Be gainfully employed and receive tuition reimbursement by their companies or sponsoring organizations (students may also be sponsored by organizations, such as a parish).
    • Be nominated by their employer. Click here for the nomination form. 
    • Submit an SCPS Fellows Scholarship application.
    • Submit transcripts for all prior academic work.
    • Commit to completing six credit hours in the Fall semester and six credit hours in the Spring semester. 

How do I maintain this scholarship?

  • Students must:
    • Keep a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Remain actively employed or engaged in their sponsoring organization and receive matching funding.
    • Take six credit hours in the Fall semester and six credit hours in the Spring semester. 
    • Not take two consecutive semesters away from their studies.
How can I apply? How can my employer nominate me?
  • Companies must nominate eligible students via the online form
  • Once the nomination form is received, the student will be contacted to apply for admission.

How much will my scholarship award be?

  • Students can receive up to $5,250 each year, depending on the tuition support provided by employers.

When will Financial Aid post this award be to my LOCUS account?

  • For billing specifics and additional FAQs about the SCPS Fellows Program, please visit this link to the SCPS Fellows Program guidelines.

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

  • Students are eligible to apply if they are:
    • Undergraduate, degree-seeking students who are current scholars or alumnae of the One Million Degrees (OMD) Program. Preference will be given to new students who have completed an Associate's Degree. 
    • Have a 2.5 Loyola GPA or 2.5 GPA from high school or previous college.
    • Do not have a baccalaureate degree.
    • Commit to completing at least six (6) credit hours in the Fall semester and six (6) credit hours in the Spring semester
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Show academic promise and a commitment to degree completion.

 How do I maintain this scholarship?

  • Students must:
    • Keep a cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Enroll in at least six credit hours each semester (Fall / Spring). 

How can I apply?

  • Student must complete the One Million Degree Scholarship online application found at this link.

How much will my scholarship award be?

  • Scholars and alumni of the One Million Degrees program may apply for this scholarship of $5,000 per academic year.

When will this award post to my LOCUS account?

  • For billing specifics and additional FAQs about the One Million Degree Scholarship guidelines, please visit this link to the One Million Degree guidelines.

Loyola School of Continuing and Professional Studies is fortunate to be supported by many outside organizations, such as the George and Bernice Cooke Scholarship for Woman and Crankstart Foundation, who grant generous and life-changing scholarships to our dedicated students, bringing them one step closer to their dream. Click below to read more and apply!

Outside Scholarships

In addition, we recommend that all students explore the resources offered by Loyola’s Financial Aid Office (FAO) and the Office of the Bursar (OTB). Financial assistance is an individual process, and these offices can assist you in navigating the best options for you to finance your education.