New Student Scholarships (Chicago Campus)

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Offering numerous scholarships
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New Student Scholarships—Chicago Campus

Adler University offers a variety of scholarships to help support the educational goals of its students. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not need to be repaid and are awarded based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, academic excellence, mission relevance, and community involvement and service.

Merit Scholarships

Adler University is pleased to offer renewable merit scholarships to all academically accomplished first year students who are admitted and enroll at the Chicago campus for Spring or Fall 2018. All admitted applicants who meet the GPA requirements below are automatically eligible for a merit scholarship in the ranges indicated in the tables below – no additional scholarship application is required. Actual award amounts will be determined through a holistic review of the application for admission and evaluation of other indicators, including (but not limited to) admissions interview, rigor of coursework, standardized test scores (if applicable), commitment to diversity, work experience, and social justice experience. Admission to Adler University is highly competitive and applicants are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible.

Master's Merit Scholarship
Undergrad GPA Additional Considerations Minimum Scholarship

 3.81+

  • Social Justice Experience
  • Academic and/or work experience
  • Diversity Experience

$12,000 - $20,000
($6,000 - $10,000 per year)
 

  3.41 - 3.8

  • Social Justice Experience
  • Academic and/or work experience
  • Diversity Experience

 $8,000 - $16,000
($4,000 - $8,000 per year)

 

 3.0 - 3.4

  • Social Justice Experience
  • Academic and/or work experience
  • Diversity Experience

$2,000 - $10,000
($1,000 - $5,000 per year)

  • Undergraduate GPA is calculated at time of admission and is based on all undergraduate courses taken, not only from the degree-granting institution.
  • Scholarships are awarded over two years (maximum).  Students must remain continually enrolled at Adler University to receive the total amount of their package and remain in Satisfactory Academic Progress with the Office of Financial Aid in order for scholarships to be renewed.
Doctoral Merit Scholarship
Undergrad GPA Additional Considerations Minimum Scholarship

 3.81+

  • Social Justice Experience
  • Graduate degree GPA
  • Diversity Experience
  • GRE Score (if applicable)
  • Work Experience

 $21,000 - $30,000
($7,000 - $10,000 per year)
 

  3.41 - 3.8
or
Graduate degree with GPA above 3.80

  • Social Justice Experience
  • Graduate degree GPA
  • Diversity Experience
  • GRE Score (if applicable)
  • Work Experience

$12,000 - $24,000
($4,000 - $8,000 per year)

3.0 - 3.4
or
Graduate degree with GPA above 3.50

  • Social Justice Experience
  • Graduate degree GPA
  • Diversity Experience
  • GRE Score (if applicable)
  • Work Experience

$6,000 - $15,000
($2,000 - $5,000 per year)

  • Undergraduate GPA is calculated at time of admission and is based on all undergraduate coursework completed - not only the most recent institution.
  • Scholarships are awarded over three years (maximum). Students must remain continually enrolled at Adler University to receive the total amount of their package and remain in Satisfactory Academic Progress with Office of Financial Aid in order for scholarships to be renewed.
  • Graduate GPA is calculated at time of admission and is based on all graduate coursework completed – not only the most recent institution. Students must receive a graduate degree prior to enrolling for graduate GPA to be considered.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Social Justice Scholarship
Adler University’s Social Justice Scholarship are selected based on their past dedication and/or anticipated future contributions to service, academic excellence, and leadership. Priority is given to candidates with either a history of providing community service, or an articulated plan to design and implement effective and innovative solutions to a significant social problem. Candidates are reviewed automatically, and scholarships are generally awarded at time of acceptance. Recipients of Adler University’s Merit Scholarship are not eligible for the Social Justice Scholarship.

Award Amount: up to $5,000

Institutional Partner Scholarship
Adler University values the relationships we have established with other academic institutions. Admitted students who are a graduate of one of Adler University’s designated institutional partners, will receive a Merit Scholarship package in the minimum amount specified through our institutional partnership. Current institutional partners include: Spelman College, Culver-Stockton College, Austin College, and University of Illinois at Chicago’s InTouch Crisis Hotline volunteers. Candidates are reviewed automatically and scholarships are generally awarded at time of acceptance. For more information on Institutional Partnership scholarships please contact the Office of Admissions.

Minimum Merit Award Amount: $5,000–$10,000

Community Partner Scholarship
Adler University values the long standing relationships we have with several community organizations. Recipients of the Community Partner Scholarship must be a full-time employee at one of Adler University’s designated high-impact community partners. Scholarship recipients must submit all admissions documents and be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree program at the Chicago campus. For a list of current community partners please visit adler.edu or contact the Office of Admissions. Candidates are reviewed automatically and scholarships are generally awarded at time of acceptance. Applicants who qualify for the Community Partner Scholarship are not eligible for any other scholarships or discounts from Adler University.

Award Amount: 50% of tuition for program

Adler Alumni Merit Scholarship Guarantee
Adler University recognizes the achievements of our alumni and support their ongoing career growth through a doctoral Merit scholarship guarantee. Graduates of any Adler University master’s program who are admitted to a doctoral program will receive a minimum scholarship package of $10,000 through the Merit Scholarship program.

Military Scholarship
Adler University acknowledges the sacrifices made by those who serve our country in the military. As a way of saying “thank you” for your service, all active-duty, veteran, or retired U.S. military service members, Reservist or National Guard (and their spouses or civil partners) who enroll in any Chicago Campus degree program may qualify for a Military Scholarship. Scholarship recipients may be asked to provide the appropriate documentation. THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY, AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

Award Amount: $1000