Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

ASPIRE Scholarship

The "All Students Prosper If Resources Exist" Scholarship

About the scholarship:

The All Students Prosper If Resources Exist, or ASPIRE, Scholarship was envisioned to fill a need on campus: Increased access to important professional opportunities for undergraduate students. The Center for Experiential Learning, Student Government of Loyola Chicago, and Office of Financial Aid collaborated to develop this scholarship. ASPIRE aims to help financially in-need students complete their university mandated Engaged Learning requirement by lessening the financal burden of these often unpaid opportunities. It would be available for undergraduate students enrolled in qualifying Engaged Learning courses in the Fall, Spring, or Summer academic terms.

In the Fall and Spring semesters, six applicants each term will be awarded a scholarship of $1,500 to be applied to their tuition balance. An award of equal value will be awarded to eight applicants on the Summer term.

Eligibility and Criteria for Selection:

All recipients of the ASPIRE Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Submission of quality application and, pending application review, completion of interview
  • Be enrolled in a course during the term in which the scholarship is awarded for one of the followng Engaged Learning programs: Academic internship, undergraduate research, public performance, or fieldwork
  • Secured an unpaid service opportunity associated with one of the above courses
  • Demonstrate financial need as made evident by the Office of Financial Aid

Applications and Further Questions:

Applications for the Spring 2021 scholarship can be accessed here through January 22, 2021. Questions and concerns can be directed to experiential@luc.edu

Important dates and deadlines:

Award Application CycleOpen DateClose Date

Spring 2021

November 2, 2020

January 22, 2021

Summer 2021

TBD TBD

Fall 2021

TBD TBD

Previous Recipients: 

Read about the experiences of our most recent and previous recipients: