Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


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In order to apply for a scholarship, undergraduate students must:

  • Be admitted to the term for which the student is applying for a scholarship
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA
  • Have sophomore-level standing at their home institution (for Loyola University Chicago students, this means a minimum of 30 semester-hours of coursework)

Additional eligibility requirements for particular scholarships are noted below.

To apply, students must have demonstrated financial need to their home institution, generally by completing the FAFSA. The JFRC Scholarship Application is online.

Finalists may be asked to take part in an in-person or telephone interview.

Students who are to receive scholarships will be notified, at which point they must fill out the Scholarship Recipient Biography form. No award will be posted to the student's account until the form has been received.

Applications for JFRC scholarships must be submitted within the specified application window:

Term Abroad

Opening Date for Applications

Deadline for Applications

Notification Date

Summer Sessions

January 21st

March 16th

April 30th

Fall Semester

January 21st

March 16th

April 30th

Spring Semester

September 1st

October 19th

November 30th

All application materials must be submitted online by the posted deadline.

Recipients will be notified by e-mail as to which award(s), and the specific amount of the award(s), they were offered.

In order for a recipient to claim an award, the JFRC Scholarship Recipient Biography must be submitted online by the deadline indicated. A recipient's filing of this form will be considered his or her acceptance of the scholarship and the associated terms.

By accepting any of these awards, a recipient agrees to provide general biographical information, digital photo of themselves, and a letter of thanks to the donor(s). Award recipients may also be featured in Loyola University Chicago and/or John Felice Rome Center publications. They additionally may be asked to write a brief reflection on their experience in Rome and to attend alumni and/or donor events.

The John Felice Rome Center Summer Scholarship

Benefactors of the JFRC have made this scholarship possible. The Summer scholarship is intended to provide financial support to encourage students who have a desire to study abroad during the summer. We understand that for some students summer can be the best time to study abroad and achieve their academic goals. The scholarship provides financial relief for tuition.

Scholarships will range from $500 to approximately $1,500.

Eligibility: Open to any qualified student admitted to a JFRC Summer program.

Alumni and friends of the JFRC recognize, through this endowment, the immeasurable contributions of the late John Paul Felice, founder and original director, and his widow, Mary Kate Felice. The Felice Scholarships provide financial relief for tuition and academic expenses.

Felice Scholarships (up to $2,500 each) are awarded both in Fall and in Spring. The award is a single-semester scholarship, and receipt of it in Fall semester does not guarantee receipt in a subsequent Spring term.

Eligibility: GPA of 3.2 or better at a student's current institution.

Through the generosity of the Katie Vogelheim (JFRC 1977-78), John Hansen, and the John and Kate Hansen Family Foundation, the Vogelheim Student Scholarships encourage students from all financial backgrounds to apply to study at the JFRC. The scholarship will help to ensure that the JFRC remains financially accessible to a diverse student population.

Vogelheim Student Scholarships vary in amount depending on whether the recipient is a semester or academic year student. Students enrolled at the JFRC for the full academic year will receive priority, although all eligible students will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply. This award will provide financial relief for tuition and academic expenses.

Eligibility: Priority will be given to full-year students, but all JFRC students may apply.

Established by Carol Robbins (JFRC 1964-65), this scholarship is intended to make the JFRC more accessible to individuals from varied geographical, religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, including non-Catholic schools. It awards $7,500 for an academic year, and a slightly less than half that amount for a single term. The scholarship helps offset tuition and related academic charges; a portion may be used toward study trips while in Rome.

Eligibility: all Partner University (e.g., not from Loyola University Chicago) students.

In an effort to encourage more students to attend the John Felice Rome Center and experience first hand this life-changing study abroad program, Susan (JFRC Spring 1963) and Anthony (JFRC 1962-63) Piazza have generously endowed a scholarship fund. The schoalrship will provide support to one or more students attending the JFRC each year. Up to $5,000 will be awarded for a semester of study at the JFRC.

Eligibility: All JFRC students.

Established by Loyola University Chicago's Board of Trustees in commemoration of the Baroque composer who entered the Society of Jesus in 1716 and had served as the organist at the Church of the Gesù in Rome the year prior, Zipoli scholarships range from $2,600 to $3,400 each, and are awarded for a semester of study at the JFRC.

Eligibility: All JFRC students.

The DiMatteo Scholarship

The Janice Butler Bart Scholarship

The John and Alice Marron Scholarship

The MJ and BC Albanese Scholarship

The Maureen McIntyre Endowed Scholarship

The Musil JFRC Endowed Scholarship

The JFRC Alumni Class Scholarships

To continue the legacy and transformational opportunities of the JFRC for future generations, several individuals and JFRC classes from the Center's first thirty academic years have generously contributed to create JFRC Alumni Class Scholarships. Recognizing the important impact a term or year at the JFRC had on their lives, these JFRC alumni are proud to help provide students with the opportunity from which they themselves so greatly benefited.

Awards range from approximately $850 to $1,750 and are determined by need. These awards will provide relief for tuition and related academic charges.

Many thanks to all the JFRC alumni who make these scholarships possible. Awards have been offered since the Fall of 2008

Eligibility: All JFRC students.

In addition to financial aid awarded specifically by the JFRC, students are encouraged to consider outside study abroad scholarship opportunities.