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Roosevelt is proud to honor its students’ academic accomplishments. That’s why 100% of admitted students are considered for merit-based awards at the time of admission. Official scholarship offers are included in a student’s admission packet.

Undergraduate Freshman Scholarships

2017 — 2018 Academic Year

Scholarship Type Annual Scholarship Value
Presidential Scholarship $19,000
Deans Scholarship $17,000
Trustees Scholarship $15,000
Founders Scholarship $10,000

Awards are based upon an unweighted 4.0 GPA scale, semester hour equivalency and ACT/SAT scores, and require all criteria to be met for eligibility. Award amounts are representative of Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Deferred enrollment may result in adjustments to eligibility requirements and scholarship values. Scholarships require that full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress be maintained. The scholarships outlined above are not applicable to Chicago College of Performing Arts students.

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

2017 — 2018 Academic Year

Scholarship Type Eligibility Requirement Annual Scholarship Value
Presidential and Deans Scholarship 3.00 - 4.00 GPA $13,000
Trustees Scholarship 2.69 - 2.99 GPA $12,000
Founders Scholarship 2.43 - 2.68 GPA $10,000
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship Proof of membership $1,000

Awards are based upon a 4.0 GPA scale, semester hour equivalency and require all criteria to be met for eligibility. Award amounts are representative of Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Deferred enrollment may result in adjustments to eligibility requirements and scholarship values. Scholarships require that full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress be maintained. The scholarships outlined above are not applicable to Chicago College of Performing Arts students.

For teaching students...

Lori Jericho Scholarship

Rewarding academic excellence for graduates of community colleges.  Contact Assistant Dean for Student Services, Laura Lag, at (312) 853-4750 or email for information at llag@roosevelt.edu.

TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to teach in a high need school.

Please contact your advisor if you have any questions about this scholarship.

Golden Apple Pathway Scholars

The Golden Apple Foundation annually invites first and second year college students to apply to become Pathway Scholars. Scholars receive up to $23,000 in financial assistance during their junior and senior years contingent upon the completion of a teacher preparation program, the achievement of at least a 2.5 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average, and the fulfillment of a five-year commitment to teach in an Illinois school of need. Applications are available from Laura Lag (llag@roosevelt.edu) for Schaumburg students or Lily Castillo (lcastillo04@roosevelt.edu) in Chicago.

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Brochure

Golden Apple Explore Program

Students currently attending a community college in Illinois and planning to transfer to a Roosevelt University teacher preparation program in the future are eligible to apply for admission to the Golden Apple Explore Program.  This program provides funding for participation in a summer institute focused on teaching, and opens the door to consideration as a Golden Apple Pathway Scholar. 

Applicants complete an online application with two references and essays. ACT scores and transcripts can be mailed to Golden Apple or uploaded into the application, which is preferred. The priority Application Deadline is December 1 with decision notification in January 2017. The regular application deadline is February 15 with decision notification in February or March 2017.

Learn more and Apply to be an Apple Scholar

Details about the program are provided in the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Brochure

For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Meadows, the Golden Apple Foundation liaison.

For performing arts students...

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship awards vary in amount and are granted based on three criteria:

  1. Strength of the audition (or portfolio for Music Composition applicants): Audition strength is determined by audition ratings and comments by faculty.
  2. Needs of the school: In order to maintain the correct balance of music and theatre students, the programmatic needs of CCPA are considered.
  3. Financial resources of the student: While CCPA does not have the resources to meet all demonstrated or perceived financial need, this will be taken into consideration when determining awards. Financial need is demonstrated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for US Citizens and Permanent Residents or through financial statements required for a student visa for international students.

CCPA scholarship funding is automatically renewed annually in the same amount provided a student is registered full-time and meets all the requirements within their conservatory's Scholarship Agreement.

Each applicant is considered for scholarship on an individual basis, and scholarship awards are never discussed with other applicants. It is also expected, and considered your responsibility, to not discuss your award with other students/applicants.

Scholarship Appeals for Current Students

Current CCPA students may appeal to be considered for additional scholarship funding each semester they are registered full-time and are in good academic standing. All appeals must be submitted to Dean Zylka by email and must be received by the last day of classes in an academic semester for consideration for an increase starting in the following academic semester. Appeals must address the following three items:

  1. A brief sketch of the student's financial situation;
  2. How much additional assistance the student is requesting; and
  3. Accomplishments since starting at CCPA. 

Appeals may be included within the body of an email or as an attachment to an email. There are no requirements regarding number of pages, font, margins, or any other format issue. Students are welcome to request that faculty send letters of support to Dean Zylka, though they are not required within the process. Additional questions may be addressed to Dean Patrick Zylka.

For business students...

The ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) is committed to the future of anti-fraud professionals. The ACFE Foundation supports the education of collegiate accounting, business, finance and criminal justice students worldwide through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program. National and international students are eligible to apply and four different scholarship amounts are awarded: one $10,000 scholarship, two $5,000 scholarships, four $2,500 scholarships and twenty-three $1,000 scholarships. Application deadlines are typically in January. 

Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business, offers scholarships to Delta Mu Delta members (or those about to become members by June 15)  enrolled in the business programs at schools where there is a chapter of Delta Mu Delta. For 2014, the Society will award up to $61,500 to Delta Mu Delta members. The top three awards are $3000 each, four more at $2,000 each, over 25 at $1,000 each, and up to 15 at $500 each.  The application period begins on March 1 and ends June 16 with winners announced in August.Click here for more information.

CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network is offers up to ten $10,000 scholarships to female students enrolled in their junior or senior year of study and interested in pursuing a career in commercial real estate.

The Northwest Human Resources Council, representing industrial and service employers in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, will be awarding one $1,000 scholarship to children of member companies or a full-time student at Roosevelt University who is an active member of the SHRM.

The Illinois CPA Society and CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois award thousands of dollars in scholarships to students in Illinois each year for tuition and textbooks.  The scholarships available include:

  • Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship
  • Illinois CPA Society Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship
  • Herman J. Neal Scholarship
  • Tuition Scholarships
  • Textbook Scholarship

The iAdelante! U.S.Education Leadership Fund offers a variety of scholarships. 

Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) members have made a scholarship fund available to assist mature women who wish to continue their undergraduate education.

The Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund raises funds and awards scholarships annually to low-income women thirty five years of age and older.

CPAexcel CPA Exam Review is sponsoring scholarships for Accounting students. Students may enter to win a $2,500 Cash Scholarship or one of 31 CPA Review Course Scholarships. This is a random drawing to any student taking at least one college-level accounting course.

This web site has very comprehensive information for both Financial Aid and Scholarships:http://www.finaid.org/ .

The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) Scholarship Committee has a Collegiate Scholarship Program. These scholarships are awarded to individuals at a sophomore level or above, who are enrolled in a college with an insurance program, or who are preparing to pursue a career in insurance.

For computer science students...

The Robert Miner Scholarship

The Robert Miner Scholarship is an endowed scholarship program that provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in Roosevelt University's Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications. It established in 2000 by a generous gift from Roosevelt alumna Florence Miner. The scholarship honors Ms. Miner's brother, Robert Miner, the co-founder of Oracle Corporation. Along with his partner, Lawrence Ellison, Robert Miner founded Software Development Labs. In 1977, this start-up company became Oracle, which today is the world's second largest independent software company. Mr. Miner died prematurely in 1994, leaving behind his tight-knit family and a highly successful computer software company.

By helping young computer science students realize their educational dreams and become the leaders of tomorrow, Ms. Miner sees the scholarship as a wonderful way to give something back to her alma mater and also honor the pioneering spirit of her late brother.

Eligibility: Robert Miner scholarships are applied for via the Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarship recipients may be invited and expected to attend a reception for awardees with members of Robert Miner's family.

Application Deadline: Refer to the Office of Financial Aid.