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Scholarships for Newly Admitted Students

For incoming undergraduate students, please visit Loyola's Financial Aid Office to learn about how to be considered for scholarships. For more information about scholarship opportunities for incoming undergraduates, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 773.508.7704 or lufinaid@luc.edu

For incoming graduate students, please contact your program chair about School of Education funding and opportunities related to your field of study. You can also contact the Financial Aid Office at 773.508.7704 or lufinaid@luc.edu

School of Education Scholarships for Continuing Students

Continuing students can apply for School of Education scholarships by complete an application through the General Scholarship Application and answering the supplemental questions for the School of Education. The application generally opens in March and closes in June. If you have any difficulty completing the application, you can email scholarfinaid@luc.edu for assistance.

The scholarships listed below will be available through the application for students enrolled in the School of Education.

Available Undergraduate Scholarships

Alice M Nihill Scholarship
  • Undergraduate – for students in their fourth or senior year completing a major in Elementary education.
Anna Lowe Memorial Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students who demonstrate interest in African- American heritage by studying African American history, society, or culture.
Beatrice C. Heimerdinger Scholarship
  • Undergraduate – for students in their senior year, with a preference to students majoring in mathematics education with an interest in urban education.
Constance R. Bruce Scholarship
  • Undergraduate – for students who demonstrate financial need.
Dona and George Knepper Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students in need of financial assistance and have evidenced academic achievement as determined by the University.
Gaston and Carmel Lucchese Family Scholarship
  • Undergraduate – for students in their senior year who demonstrate financial need.
George Capulos Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students enrolled in the School of Education.
Harry and Diane Rossi Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students enrolled in the School of Education, with a preference to students who are graduates of a high school in Cristo Rey Network (or successor network).
June Verbillion Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students studying to become high school English teachers
Lillian K. and John P. Pauly, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students who demonstrate financial need.
Mary E. Kreppel Scholarship
  • Undergraduate – for students majoring in Special Education.
Paul T. and Concetta Mooney Scholarship
  • Undergraduate – for students interested in urban education.
Ratner Endowment Future Teachers Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate - for students preparing to become teachers.
Roger G. and Diane M. Serzen Scholarship
  • Undergraduate – for students with an interest in Catholic Education and Chicago schools.
Ruth Mary Whelan Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students preparing to become teachers.
School of Education Endowed Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students enrolled in the School of Education.

Available Graduate Scholarships

Anna Lowe Memorial Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students who demonstrate interest in African- American heritage by studying African American history, society, or culture.
Donna and George Knepper Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students in need of financial assistance and have evidenced academic achievement as determined by the University.
George Capulos Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students enrolled in the School of Education.
Harry and Diane Rossi Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students enrolled in the School of Education, with a preference to students who are graduates of a high school in Cristo Rey Network (or successor network).
Janis Fine Scholarship
  • Graduate – for students with academic merit and financial need, with a preference to students enrolled in an Education Administration Masters or Doctoral degree program.
June Verbillion Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students studying to become high school English teachers
Lillian K. and John P. Pauly, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students who demonstrate financial need.

O'Reilly-Kehoe Endowed Scholarship

  • The School of Education's Counseling Program chooses a graduate student recipient for this award each year.
Paul T. and Concetta Mooney Catholic Educators Scholarship
  • Graduate – for students seeking an advanced certificate or degree, with a preference to students who are professional educators serving urban Catholic Schools and who seek leadership positions as principals or superintendents in Catholic schools.
Paul T. and Concetta Mooney Fellowship
  • Graduate – for students interested in urban education.
Ratner Endowment Future Teachers Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate - for students preparing to become teachers.
Ruth Mary Whelan Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students preparing to become teachers.
School of Education Endowed Scholarship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate – for students enrolled in the School of Education.
Women in Education Scholarship
  • Graduate – for women students who are career change students or who are pursuing further studies within the field of education and demonstrate fin

Scholar Programs

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

  • This scholarship is awarded to talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in schools-of-need. Up to $23,000 in tuition assistance is available in addition to other benefits. To learn about Golden Apple at Loyola University Chicago, please contact Assistant Dean Nancy Goldberger at ngoldberger@luc.edu.

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. To learn more about the LUC-Noyce Scholars, please contact Dr. Lara Smetana at lsmetana@luc.edu.

Ratner Endowment for Future Teachers

  • The Ratner Endowment for Future Teachers Scholarships provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to bright, service-oriented School of Education students who are called to create a better world through teaching. Echoing Audrey Ratner’s (BSEd ’78) lifelong commitment to education, donors to this fund will help support Loyola’s future teachers while they prepare to face the challenges of tomorrow’s classroom.