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Graduate Studies Scholarships

The office of Graduate Studies offers a variety of scholarships for students attending certain master's degree programs of study. No additional scholarship application is necessary, all applications for summer and fall terms completed by March 1st will be automatically considered for these scholarships. 

 

Diocese of Cleveland

100% tuition waivers are granted to Catholic Priests of any order working within the Diocese of Cleveland.

50% tuition waivers are granted to members of Religious Orders (Deacons, Brothers, Nuns) working within the Diocese of Cleveland.

In order to qualify for the commitment, you must be enrolled in graduate courses at John Carroll University.  

Jesuit Commitment

100% tuition waivers are granted to any member of the Jesuit Religious Orders.

Additional Department Scholarships

These scholarships require an additional application. 

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding graduate student who not only demonstrates scholarship, character, and commitment to others — qualities steeped in the Jesuit tradition — but who also seeks to enhance, and shows promise for improving, the educational experiences of children and youth. Candidates for the award must be a currently active teacher enrolled in a graduate degree program in education at John Carroll.

Requirements for the award include acceptance to a degree granting, graduate education program at John Carroll.  Also required are:

  • A resume

  • A copy of a valid teaching license

  • An application

  • An official undergraduate transcript with a minimum grade point average of 3.0

  • Three letters of recommendation that describe academic and professional accomplishments and community service

  • A 500-word essay that demonstrates how the candidate plans to make a difference in the educational experiences of children and youth

The selection process begins in the fall semester with the formation of a selection committee that includes the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a Wertheim family member, the chair of the Education and School Psychology Department, and a department faculty member appointed by the chair. The deadline for applications and supporting documentation is the last Friday in February. Finalists will be contacted for a personal interview, and the award is announced and presented during the spring semester. The scholarship may be applied to tuition only (full- or part- time), and must be used within a 5-year period.

The scholarship amount is $5,000. The scholarship fund’s principal may increase in future years through gifts made by friends inclined to continue their support.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and support an outstanding graduate student in the Education department each year in anticipation of the contributions which the recipient will make as a future school administrator.

Requirements for the award include:

  • 15 semester hours of graduate work at John Carroll University with at least 6 hours in Educational Administration courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher

  • An application

  • A resume

  • An official undergraduate transcript with a minimum grade point average of 3.0

  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicants potential as a leader in education

  • And a 500-word essay that addresses why the applicant would like to become an administrator

The selection committee includes a Hoffman family member, the coordinator of the graduate programs in education and a faculty member of the Educational Administration program appointed by the chair. The deadline for applications and supporting documentation is usually in March of each year. Finalists are contacted for a personal interview, and the award is announced and presented during the spring semester. The scholarship may be applied to tuition only (full- or part- time), and must be used within a 5-year period.

The scholarship amount is $1,000. The scholarship fund is principal may increase in future years through gifts made by friends inclined to continue their support.

This award recognizes an outstanding student member of the Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Society who is enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

This source offers tuition assistance and travel research funds for students in the Master of Arts in Humanities and other programs whose study plans include a prominent emphasis on Irish, Irish-English, Irish-American, and Irish-Catholic areas. Students may apply to the Institute of Humanities.

For more information on Federal Aid, please visit the graduate Loans Page.