Graduate Studies Scholarships
The following scholarships are available through the Office of Graduate Studies and these terms apply to each:

  • Students must apply for the scholarship and be approved by the Office of Graduate Studies. It is not applied automatically.
  • Ordinarily, candidates approved for a scholarship would not be eligible for other tuition grants other than financial aid.
  • The scholarship may not be applied to previous coursework.

Teacher Development Scholarship
The purpose of the Teacher Development Scholarship is to provide support to teachers to enhance their professional practice in schools and to those pursuing a teaching license for the first time. The Teacher Development Scholarship will reduce tuition for required courses specified in one’s program of study by thirty-three percent (33%).

For Certified/Licensed Teachers:
Tuition scholarships are available to all certified/licensed teachers and to those currently teaching in private or parochial schools. Scholarships are applicable for students pursuing the master’s degree in Educational Administration, School Counseling, and the various tracks in the Advanced Studies program. The scholarship is also available for teachers who wish to take graduate courses in biology, English, humanities, mathematics, and religious studies. A copy of a current teaching license or an official letter from the student’s principal is required.

For Students Seeking Initial Licensure:
Tuition scholarships are available to students who are seeking an initial teaching license and who have been accepted into either of our two master’s degree programs leading to initial teacher licensure: the Professional Teacher Initial Licensure program and the School-Based Initial Licensure program.

School Psychology Scholarship
Tuition scholarships are available to candidates who have been admitted to the John Carroll University School Psychology program. The scholarship will reduce tuition for graduate courses in School Psychology by thirty-three percent (33%).

School Counseling Scholarship
Tuition scholarships are available to candidates who have been admitted to the John Carroll University School Counseling program. The scholarship will reduce tuition for graduate courses in School Counseling by twenty percent (20%).

Please note:
School Counseling candidates who are licensed teachers and who qualify for the Teacher Development Scholarship should apply for that scholarship instead of this one.

Religious Studies Scholarship
Tuition scholarships are available for students in the John Carroll University Theology and Religious Studies Graduate program. The scholarship will reduce tuition for graduate courses by thirty-three percent (33%). The Religious Studies Scholarship is available to any student accepted and enrolled in either the Master’s program or the Certificate of Advanced Study program.

Nonprofit Administration Scholarship
Tuition scholarships are available for students in the John Carroll University Nonprofit Administration Graduate program. The scholarship will reduce tuition for graduate courses in Nonprofit Administration by forty percent (40%).

Diocese of Cleveland Scholarship
Tuition scholarships are available to Catholic priests, Catholic religious orders, permanent deacons, full-time lay pastoral ministers, candidates for lay pastoral minister certification, and Catholic school teachers enrolled in graduate courses at John Carroll University.

Jesuit Scholarship
Tuition scholarships are available to Jesuit priests and brothers and to full-time Jesuit high schools teachers enrolled in graduate courses at John Carroll University.

International Religious Scholarships
Tuition scholarships are available to priests, brothers, and sisters from the international community upon recommendation of their bishop or religious superior. Several such scholarships are available each year for those admitted to a graduate degree program.

Department Scholarships
History-Tuition Scholarship
The purpose of the History Tuition Scholarship is to provide assistance to academically successful graduate students who are enrolled in graduate level history courses at John Carroll University.

The History Tuition Scholarship provides a $500.00 tuition reduction for one course taken for graduate credit in history each semester, up to a maximum of three courses in any calendar year. Applicants need not be history majors. For example, this scholarship could apply to Humanities students taking history courses as part of their area of concentration or Education students who are taking history classes to fulfill licensure requirements or expanding their content knowledge base.

Applicants must apply for the scholarship at least 15 days before the beginning of the semester to which the scholarship is to apply. (Please note: the scholarship does not apply to independent study or thesis research).

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis each semester based on an applicant’s grades in graduate level history courses previously completed at John Carroll. Applicants must be fully matriculated John Carroll graduate students enrolled in a Master’s degree program who have completed at least one graduate level history course, and have earned at least a B (3.0) average.

Current funding permits the award of six scholarships each for the fall and spring semesters, and four for the summer terms.

Interested students should submit the application to David Robson, Ph.D., coordinator of graduate history programs by mail (John Carroll University, Attn: History Department, University Heights, OH 44118); by e-mail as an attached document; or by FAX to 216.397.4175.

Mathematics Course Tuition Scholarship for Cleveland Metropolitan School
This scholarship, which is offered in combination with the Teacher Development Scholarship, provides a full-tuition waiver for a selected mathematics course. Candidates must be either a graduate student or a post-baccalaureate student at John Carroll University and also a teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Applications should be submitted to the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Sally H. Wertheim Educational Leadership Award
This scholarship recognizes an outstanding graduate student who not only demonstrates scholarship, character, and commitment to others — qualitites 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 $5000. The scholarship fund’s principal may increase in future years through gifts made by friends inclined to continue their support.

The William P. Hoffman Scholarship
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 $1000. The scholarship fund is principal may increase in future years through gifts made by friends inclined to continue their support.

Beta Chi Chapter Counseling Award

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.

William and Mary McNulty Endowment for Irish Studies

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 prominent emphasis on Irish, Irish-English, Irish-American, and Irish-Catholic areas. Students may apply to the Institute of Humanities.