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School of Continuing and Professional Studies

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 finish your degree. Due to the generosity of various donors, foundations and grants, SCPS is able to offer numerous scholarships and awards to support returning college students. Most awards are determined based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

Award opportunities and amounts will vary from semester to semester and may be applied toward tuition only. Most scholarship opportunities are renewable; however students must apply each semester. Award recipients are required to send a letter of acknowledgement to each scholarship foundation, donor, or scholarship trustee.

Explore Our Scholarships

Any applicant for admission to SCPS who completes their admission materials by an early priority deadline will automatically be considered for a one-time scholarship of up to $1,000 upon admission. Applicants do not need to complete any other paperwork beyond the program application to be considered for this award. Complete your application for admission 6 weeks in advance of each semester's session I admission deadlines to be eligible for consideration.

About

Loyola University Chicago invites all female students enrolled in a degree program in the School of Continuing
and Professional Studies, School of Social Work, School of Education and School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor
of Science in Nursing (ABSN) to apply for the George and Bernice Cooke Scholarship for Women.
Named in honor of George and Bernice Cooke, this scholarship represents their lifelong dream of helping women
achieve their academic and personal goals.

Scholarship Criteria

  1. Register for a minimum of three (3) semester hours of credit.
  2. Demonstrate a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students new to Loyola University Chicago must have a transfer GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all previous college work or, if none, a minimum GPA of 3.0 in high school.
  3. Demonstrate unmet financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  4. Be a United States citizen, and must indicate citizenship on your application.

Application Procedures

  1. File a FAFSA. For instructions, please visit: LUC.edu/finaid.
  2. Complete and sign the application form. All information must be provided and all questions answered. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  3. Submit a typewritten essay, minimum 500 words, stating your academic goals, personal goals, and aspirations. Please see additional requirements at the bottom of this page.
  4. Students employed outside Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Health System, or Stritch School of Medicine must submit a copy of their tuition benefit/reimbursement application, if applicable.
  5. Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, please see the George & Bernice Cooke Scholarship for Women Application.

About

The School of Continuing and Professional studies (SCPS) is the beneficiary of a generous $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation for the 2011-2012 school year, for returning students working toward undergraduate degree completion. Over the course of the academic year, scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a bachelors degree in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. All SCPS full-time (12 or more hours per semester) and part-time (less than 12 hours per semester) degree-seeking students are welcome to apply; preference is given to newly matriculating students and previous Osher Reentry Scholars.

Eligibility

  1. Have experienced a gap in time of at least five years in during the pursuit of a degree. This gap in time need not be consecutive.
  2. Are in current in pursuit of a first baccalaureate degree in SCPS
  3. Are between the ages of 25-50
  4. Have an intent to remain in the workforce for a significant time after gradation
  5. Demonstrate financial need, as indicated on a filed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  6. Show academic promise and commitment toward degree completion; a minimum cumulative GPA is 2.5 is recommended
  7. Are a US citizen

Selection Process

Of those who meet the above qualifications, preference will be given to eligible applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Newly admitted and matriculated SCPS students
  2. Prior Osher Reentry Scholar recipients
  3. Students in their first year of studies at in SCPS
  4. Students showing high academic achievement

For more information, please see the Osher Re-entry Scholarship Application‌.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers # 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2014-2015 SCPS Department Scholarship Application‌.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2013-2014 SCPS Department Scholarships application.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2014-2015 SCPS Department Scholarship Application‌.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2013-2014 SCPS Department Scholarships application.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2014-2015 SCPS Department Scholarship Application‌.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree or certificate program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2013-2014 SCPS Department Scholarships application.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree or certificate program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August.

For more information or to apply, see the 2014-2015 SCPS Department Scholarship Application‌.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship Application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers, 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2014-2015 SCPS Department Scholarship Application‌.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative Loyola GPA. If new to Loyola at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from each transfer institution or high school.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2014-2015 SCPS Department Scholarship Application‌.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently pursuing or newly admitted to a School of Continuing and Professional Studies undergraduate degree program.
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by a filled Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application Process

Applicants should submit:

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at the time of application. To apply or learn more about filing a FAFSA, see the Office of Financial Assistance.
  • A completed SCPS Department Scholarship application. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for any department scholarship. Each applicant will be evaluated for each award's criteria; there is no need to submit multiple applications.
  • An original essay describing why you chose to resume your studies and how earning your degree/certificate will assist you in reaching your personal/career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 300-350 words, double-spaced, typed. If you are applying to renew a previously received scholarship, please indicate any updates or achievements you deem relevant.
  • Submit your application and essay to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Scholarship Committee, Lewis Towers Ste. 401, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date of deadline.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring - December 1; Fall - August 1.

For more information or to apply, see the 2014-2015 SCPS Department Scholarship Application‌.

Where Do I Begin?

Fill out the FAFSA. Most types of assistance (aid, grants, and scholarships) require the completion of this form.  Submit your FAFSA as early as possible - even if you have not completed the application for admission.  For the most up to date information, see http://www.luc.edu/finaid/steps_file_FAFSA.shtml.

Explore the Financial Aid Office. Financial assistance is an individual process, and the OSFA has everything you need to navigate the options best for you.  Once you have completed your FAFSA, contact OSFA to learn your next steps, to check the status of your FAFSA or awards, and/or to speak with a counselor.  OSFA can be contacted at 773-508-7704.

Take advantage of SCPS resources. Please review the Scholarship information on this page for complete details regarding these opportunities.

Review billing/reimbursement options. Billing options are available to students receiving reimbursement from their employers. Students can also arrange for deferred billing. An installment plan may make tuition payments more affordable, by spreading payments over a period of months. To explore your options, visit the Office of the Bursar.

Loyola offers continuing education degrees and certificates for "non-traditional" students. We invite you to visit our downtown Chicago Campus to learn more about our adult education courses.

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