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Types of Scholarships and Financial Aid for International Students

DePauw provides generous merit scholarships and financial aid grants to international students. Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence and co-curricular involvement. DePauw merit scholarships are renewable annually for each year the student is in good standing at the University. Below a list of scholarship awards and need based aid grants available to international students.

Merit Scholarship

All students who submit admission applications are considered for merit-based scholarships, which range from $24,000 to $40,000. Please feel free to access our comprehensive list of merit scholarships


Rector scholarship

 Considered to be DePauw's oldest and most prestigious academic award. Rector scholarship provides full tuition scholarship. Students are selected for this award based on excellent academic achievement and it is awarded only to the highest academically qualified students in the applicant pool, typically the top five percent. 

2020-2021 Rector Application - Deadline is January 8, 2021


Bonner scholarship

Twenty Bonner scholars are selected each year based on their high financial need and their demonstrated commitment to serve during their high school careers. International students interested in applying for the Bonner program must have demonstrated financial need as determined by completing the CSS profile. Accepted students receive a need-based financial aid award with limited loans that meets their demonstrated financial need. In addition, students receive extensive training in return for their commitment to the four-year program. Students are required to submit an application to DePauw University before they can apply for the Bonner Scholar program.

2020-2021 Bonner Application - Deadline is February 1st


Prindle Institute Ethics Scholarship

The Prindle Institute for Ethics awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated a strong aptitude for thinking about ethics and the critical issues of our time. Recipients must incorporate an ethics education component into their curricular or co-curricular plans at DePauw.

 2020 - 2021 Prindle Pre-Application 


Music Performance Awards

DePauw grants Music Performance Awards to music majors who demonstrate exceptional talent during an audition for music faculty. These awards supersede any academic merit awards and are limited to tuition expenses only. Non-music majors who commit to participating in auditioned large ensembles and enroll in private lessons may also audition for smaller Music Performance Awards.



Financial Aid (need-based)

International students need to submit the CSS profile or International Student Financial Aid Application to qualify for Financial Aid (financial aid application deadlines correspond with the admission deadlines). Financial aid packages are awarded at the time of admission.


On Campus Student Employment

Working on-campus is a great way to meet other DePauw students, learn about U.S. culture and earn a little money. Examples of on-campus employment opportunities available to international students may include working in the library, serving as a teaching assistant, tutor, resident assistant, international ambassador, or working in Hoover dining hall. DePauw students earn above minimum wage as they learn skills and knowledge that help them move into their professions after graduation. For additional information please reach out to the international admission team at intladmission@depauw.edu