Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Graduate Financial Assistance

School of Education Assistantships
(EdD & PhD Degree Students)

Graduate assistantships offering tuition fellowships and financial stipends are available through the school. Assistantships offer a stipend, while tuition fellowships pay for 21 semester hours of coursework. Assistantships are limited in number, are available only to full-time EdD or PhD graduate students in the School of Education, and are awarded on a competitive basis. In addition, the university also sponsors fellowships, teaching fellowships and dissertation fellowships for doctoral students. The latter two fellowships are available only to advanced graduate students.

Applying for Departmental Assistantships

Awardees are chosen from among applicants for admission and no additional application material is required.  Admission does not guarantee funding. Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for consideration for merit awards is February 1 or earlier if the department requires. The application for admission as well as all supporting documents (e.g., transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be on file by the award deadline.

University Assistantships

Student Development: The Division of Student Development offers graduate assistantships which include a tuition scholarship and a stipend in exchange for 20 hours of work per work in the area of student affairs or student services. For more information, including how to apply, visit the Graduate Assistantship Information page.

Information Technology Services: Loyola's Information Technology Services offers graduate internships in research and academic computing. For more information, including how to apply, contact Information Technology Services at: 773.508.2270.

School of Education Scholarships

Career Transition Scholarship: This is a scholarship for professionals seeking a career change to the field of education for students admitted to one of our master's or specialist programs.  Details and Application (PDF)

LUC-Noyce Scholars: This National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides tuition and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become Grade 9-12 teachers. Award recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a Chicago or other high-need school for each year of support. The program seeks to increase the number of teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts. Details and Application.

Mooney Catholic Educator Scholarship: This is an endowed scholarship awarded to a student newly admitted to the School of Education EdD in Curriculum and Instruction or Administration and Supervision Principal Preparation or the Superintendent Endorsement Certificate Program. It is for a student who will assume a school or district-level administrative leadership position in urban PreK-12 schools. Preference is given to students who are professional educators serving in urban Catholic Schools and who seek leadership positions as principals or superintendents in Catholic schools/systems. Details and Application (PDF)


Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) Fellowships: For information on graduate student fellowships offered by CURL, please visit CURL Fellowship Website.

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship: The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois’ two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities. Fellowships are available to qualified minority applicants who are Illinois residents and who demonstrate financial need. Details are available through the Graduate School's Financial Assistance and Funding Website.

Mooney Fellowship: This is an endowed fellowship awarded to a School of Education Master's or EdS student earning an advanced degree in professional education with a commitment to urban environment. Details and Application (PDF)

Various Fellowships through the Graduate School: For information on graduate student fellowships offered through the Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School's Financial Assistance and Funding Website.