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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 up to $40,000. The merit scholarship is based on past academic performance and test scores. No application beyond the general admission application is required!

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. 

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 DePauw University Student Certification of Finances. 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. 

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.

 2023 - 2024 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 DePauw University Student Certification of Finances to qualify for Financial Aid, we no longer accept CSS Profile or ISFAA (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.