John Carroll has three highly competitive signature programs inspired by our University Learning Goals. Each of these programs comes with a $5,000 annual scholarship and requires coursework and meaningful experiences. Students in these programs also have the opportunity to join the Signature Program Living-Learning Community and may receive additional funding for experiential learning, capstone completion, and books.

Arrupe Scholars Program (Service)


Do you have a strong commitment to service and social justice issues? The Arrupe Scholars Program will help you gain the skills you need to be an agent for good in a community and world that needs you.

Honors Program (Intellect)


Looking for a challenge? The Honors program will cultivate your intellectual curiosity and engage you in active learning through honors courses, special internships and experiential learning opportunities, and an Senior Honors Project.

Leadership Scholars Program (Leadership)


Do you want to be a change agent and have a positive impact on the John Carroll community and world around you? The Leadership Scholars Program focuses on helping you become a person of remarkable character who, through the Jesuit tradition of servant leadership, can become an agent for transformative change.

“Through the Leadership Scholars Program, I have been challenged and thus shaped into the leader that I am today. Because of this program and all that I have learned and experienced, I eagerly await the day when I will become a leader in the field of education.”  –Haley Kocisko, Education Major from Cincinnati, Ohio


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These programs require separate online applications. You may apply to any or all of these programs, but students can only participate in one. (Be sure to complete your application for admission by December 1.)

The mission-based scholarships can be added to any merit-based scholarships award.