DeVry University Community Scholars Program

DeVry University's new Community Scholars Program will provide scholarships to approximately 1,600 graduates from public high schools in the 18 metropolitan areas served by our campuses. One graduating senior from each eligible high school will receive $1,000 per semester or up to $3,000 per calendar year for the duration of the DeVry degree program.

DeVry's Community Scholars program is intended to help meet the challenge of ensuring access to higher education for students who may not be able to afford it, and to encourage high school students to pursue careers involving technology, business and management. Recipients of this award must demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and rank in the upper one-third of their class. High school principals and guidance counselors select the scholarship recipients. The scholarships, which cover approximately 20 percent of a student's tuition, may be used in addition to other forms of financial aid, such as federal and state grant and loan programs.

Eligibility Checklist
The ideal candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Nominees must live in and attend public high school in the metropolitan area designated for that scholarship. Students should contact their high school guidance counselor to determine if their high school is eligible to participate.
  • Students must be nominated by their high school principal or his/her designee.
  • Nominees must have successfully completed two years of high-level math, including at least one year of algebra, with a grade point average of "B" or the equivalent.
  • First-generation college students are preferred (but exceptional nominees who do not meet this criterion may be judged on a case-by-case basis).
  • Nominees must U.S. citizens or have permanent residency status.
  • Nominees must apply to DeVry and meet entrance requirements.

For more information please call Kelley Taptich at 215-591-5703 or email to

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