Tuition and program scholarships

The DU Educational Foundation provides scholarships for tuition and participation in the Fraternity’s educational programs.

MCQUAID TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Each academic year the DU Educational Foundation awards 10 or more merit-based undergraduate and graduate tuition scholarships of $1,000 each. Members of Delta Upsilon who meet the scholarship qualifications below are eligible. Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee and announced at the Leadership Institute each summer. Recipients receive a certificate, recognition in the Annual Report, and have their names engraved on a plaque at the DU International Headquarters.

Delta Upsilon's McQuaid Scholarships are provided by the McQuaid Scholarship Fund which was established in July 2000 thanks to the generosity of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity and other DU alumni. These scholarships are a tribute to James D. McQuaid, Chicago ’60, for his service and contributions to Delta Upsilon as a six-year president of the International Fraternity and longtime advisor to the Chicago Chapter.

Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available online in early 2022.

McQuaid Scholarship Qualifications
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Must submit a McQuaid Scholarship/Fellowship application.
  • Must be an initiated member in good standing with the Fraternity as defined in the Fraternity's laws.
  • Must be an enrolled, full-time student in good standing at the college/university at which the chapter is in operation for the academic year following receipt of the scholarship.
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale). Official copy of transcripts must be provided.
  • Must submit at least one letter of recommendation.
  • Consideration will be given to men of merit with leadership involvement, extra-curricular activities and community service.
  • Must submit a photo with the application for publication in the DU Quarterly if selected as a recipient.
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Must submit a McQuaid Scholarship/Fellowship application.
  • Must be an initiated member in good standing with the Fraternity as defined in the Fraternity's laws.
  • Must be an enrolled, full-time graduate student at an accredited college/university for the academic year following receipt of the fellowship.
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) as an undergraduate. Official copy of transcripts must be provided.
  • Must submit at least one letter of recommendation.
  • Consideration will be given to leadership involvement, extra-curricular activities and community service.
  • Must submit a photo with the application for publication in the DU Quarterly if selected as a recipient.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

The DUEF also provides scholarships to offset registration costs associated with attending one of the Fraternity’s award-winning educational programs. Many available educational program scholarships are restricted to particular programs and/or DU chapters, and every fall the DUEF staff sends electronic communication to all chapter officers and advisors with details regarding the number of available educational program scholarships for each chapter and program. Educational program scholarships DO NOT involve distributing a personal check to the benefitting student. Instead, the scholarship is granted by the staff internally, and the benefitting student simply has his fees waived when registering online. DU chapters may sometimes receive a statement credit for any scholarships granted after registration fees were paid by the chapter. Questions regarding available educational program scholarships should be directed to Director of Development Rayna Fordahl at fordahl@deltau.org

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