University of Dayton Launches New Scholarships for International Students

The University of Dayton along with 57 other colleges nationwide has pledged to create new scholarships for international students to study in the U.S., as part of the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program. Beginning in fall 2019, the Marianist university will offer two annual scholarships, that will cover at least half of the receiving student’s tuition. Christine DeLisio Kremer, director of international and graduate admission at UD, a university that was itself founded by immigrants, says the “The University of Dayton is proud to help launch this scholarship program as part of our commitment to the common good.” The scholarships will be renewable and will hopefully further the efforts of bringing about intercultural understanding among participating campuses. The university hopes that through this program, eligible international and refugee students will find support in their inclusive learning environment and see their path to a University of Dayton degree.

For more information regarding the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship at the University of Dayton, visit their website here.

 

Loyola University Chicago Starts Magis Scholarship Fund for Undocumented Students

Loyola University Chicago recently announced a new scholarship offered to undocumented students.  Initiated by the University’s Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and the student government, the Magis Scholarship Fund was approved by the University board of trustees in December 2015.  The students involved in initiating the scholarship fund hope to alleviate some of the financial challenges undocumented students face, as well as encourage conversations about migration in and out of the classroom.

The Fund consists of a $2.50 student fee per semester and will raise about $50,000 a year. The funds will then be given to undocumented students approved for protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The renewable scholarship will help cover the cost of tuition, room and board, and student fees for a year for five students.

The word magis, meaning ‘more’ in Latin, is especially important to Loyola University Chicago as a Jesuit institution. In an interview with Fox News Latino Flavio Bravo, former president of the University’s student government, expressed that the decision to use magis in the name came from the fact that it is a “Jesuit tenet” which encourages all “to give and do more for the community.”

Scholarships for Peace Studies Available

The application period for El-Hibri Foundation’s annual graduate Peace Education Scholarships is now open.  Three $5,000 graduate scholarships will be awarded to first-year U.S. or international graduate students enrolled in a U.S. program to study peace education, conflict resolution, or related fields. Click here for more information on the Peace Studies Scholarships and how to apply.