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Rooted in the wisdom of our 500-year-old Jesuit heritage, this program aims to produce graduates that are both trained in the academic study of inequality and committed to using their knowledge and abilities for the promotion of justice.

In order to form leaders for social justice, the Arrupe Scholars Program challenges students to grow in the following four areas: intellectual development, active reflection, commitment to solidarity, and advocacy. 

Students will develop their intellectual curiosity. They will seek to analyze social justice issues from the viewpoint of multiple academic disciplines and ask questions that help them to understand the complex social, cultural, political, economic, and moral dimensions of injustice.

Arrupe Scholars will be reflective learners. They will seek to integrate their curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, using them to inform their understanding of social justice issues.

Arrupe Scholars will demonstrate a commitment to social action grounded in sustained engagement with people facing injustice. The job of an Arrupe scholar is not simply “to help others” but rather, to learn from our community partners and bear witness to the suffering of those facing injustice in our world.

Arrupe Scholars will apply their knowledge and abilities to advocate for positive social change. Through course work and experiential learning projects, Arrupe Scholars will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be a voice of support for those facing injustice in our world. During their four years at John Carroll, students will identify a particular area of injustice — for example, human trafficking, Fair Trade, wrongful convictions, or environmental justice– that they will concentrate their efforts upon. Students will then construct and carry out an action and advocacy project as the capstone experience of the Arrupe Scholars Program.

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We are looking for high school seniors who are committed to becoming leaders in learning, advocacy, and service in our region and in the world. Thank you for considering John Carroll University and the Arrupe Scholars Program as a part of your college search. (The deadline to apply for the Class of 2023 has passed. Please watch this space for information about the next application cycle.)

Should you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact us at arrupe@jcu.edu.

Our Projects and Activities

The Arrupe Scholars engage in many social advocacy projects each year, including:

The Fatima Food Drive

The Footprints for Fatima 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk - EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 16!!

Social Justice Conference

Gender Roles Roundtable

Arrupes in the City