DePaul Responds: Monarch Butterfly Scholarship
Be part of DePaul University's commitment to students
DePaul University was established in 1898 as an educational institution serving the children of Chicago's immigrant population. While other schools observed quotas for students of some ethnic or religious backgrounds, DePaul has always welcomed all talented and deserving students, of all backgrounds and any status, with open arms and open hearts. That commitment to our mission continues to this day.
In 2017, DePaul's Student Government Association spearheaded an initiative to provide scholarship support for undocumented students, who are ineligible for federal funds, by raising student fees by $3 per student. It was put to a vote, and our students voted to support their undocumented peers in this generous way. The Monarch Butterfly Scholarship was born.
Today, due to the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting economic disruption, our undocumented students need our help as much as ever. They are ineligible to receive relief funds provided by the U.S. Department of Education or stimulus funding from the CARES Act, and many are at risk of being unable to return to school.
The impact of your gift
A gift to the Monarch Butterfly Scholarship provides a lifeline to deserving students who have few other options available. It goes to the heart of the mission of DePaul University, directly assisting students who are marginalized, and helping them complete the education they are striving so hard to attain.