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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Learn more about Scholarships at Valpo online.

Scholarships are funded by Valparaiso University alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, churches, and organizations. Donors may establish Endowed Scholarships where the earnings from the funds are used to provide assistance to students.

Application Required

Students should contact the indicated department or the Office of Financial Aid for further information about the following scholarships.

  • Oliver W. and Emma W. Allen Scholarship Fund
    Provides annual awards to students, selected through a special process, who are preparing for rostered church professions within the Lutheran Church (ordained ministries, commissioned ministries, associates in ministry, or lay teachers). Students of other church bodies, preparing for rostered ministries in their respective denominations, would also be eligible as funds permit. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information.
  • Caterpillar Endowed Scholarship
    Funded by the Caterpillar Foundation, this scholarship will be awarded to freshman engineering students. Selected students will be invited to apply for this scholarship based on merit. The students nominated to receive this scholarship will be selected through a competitive, one-time application process based on merit which may include an interview with the College of Engineering Recruiting Committee. A service learning component will be required of the recipients in order for the scholarship to be renewed for up to four years.
  • Hesse Scholarship
    Funded by former College of Engineering Dean Herman Hesse and his wife, Helen, this scholarship will be awarded to 12 freshman engineering students each year. This is a renewable scholarship for a total of four years when criteria is met. Scholarship applications will be mailed to invited students in December.
  • Shirley Ayers Jud Memorial Endowed Guild Scholarship
    Funded by memorials to Shirley Jud and gifts by Dr. Henry G. Jud, matched in part by Unisys matching gifts in 1989, 1990, 1991, this scholarship will be awarded to a freshman student with academic ability. The scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 3.000 or better grade point average. This scholarship recipients shall be sons or daughters of Guild members. Application forms are available from the Office of Undergraduate Admission or the Guild Office.
  • James S. Kemper Foundation Scholarship
    To be awarded to Christ College students. Candidates must have substantial academic potential and ability, and the maturity, perspective, and motivation to undertake summer work experience in a rigorous business environment each of their undergraduate summers. A Kemper Foundation officer selects the recipient from three finalists identified by the Christ College deans.
  • The Donna Spanopoulos Memorial Scholarship
    Annual award. Preference to senior student(s) enrolled in the Nursing program at Valparaiso University, who express an interest in specializing in pediatric care and have demonstrated clinical and academic ability. Financial need not a criterion.
  • Valparaiso University Guild (Cookbook) Endowed Scholarship
    New scholarships will be awarded annually to freshmen students with financial need and with academic ability. The scholarships may be renewed if the recipients maintain a 3.000 or better grade point average. The scholarship recipients shall be sons or daughters of Guild members. Application forms are available from the Office of Undergraduate Admission or the Guild Office.
  • Valparaiso University Guild Past National Officer’s Endowed Scholarship
    Initiated by the Past National Presidents and Executive Directors in the name of all the women who have served as presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers and executive directors of the Guild, this scholarship is awarded to two juniors with a 3.000 grade point average at the University. These scholarships are awarded to sons or daughters of University Guild members. It may be renewed if the student maintains a 3.000 or better grade point average. Application must be made for this scholarship. Application forms are available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or from the Guild Office.
  • William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
    The William Randolph Hearst Endowment was funded by the Hearst Foundation to establish scholarships for returning fulltime undergraduate African-American and Hispanic/Latino America students attending Valparaiso University. To be eligible, a student must have and maintain a 2.500 GPA for renewal purposes, demonstrate financial need, exhibit leadership qualities, and agree to participate in multicultural activities. Applications are available in the Office of Multicultural Programs.
  • Reimer Family Endowed Scholarship for Servant Leadership
    Funded by Ronald and Janet Reimer, the Reimer Family Endowed Scholarship for Servant Leadership provides awards to seniors who, during their college career, have demonstrated significant servant leadership, and who will continue to provide servant leadership in a Christian church and community in the future. The selection committee will review the depth and scope of the applicant’s servant leadership, not only the number of hours or the number of involvements reported. Application forms are available in the Chapel of the Resurrection.
  • Indiana Minority Teacher and Special Education Services Scholarship Program
    Administered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Eligible students agree in writing to pursue their teaching career in an Indiana accredited school or vocational rehabilitation or other developmental disability center for three out of the first five years following completion of program. Eligible students must be Indiana residents, United States citizens, and a minority student seeking teacher certification to teach in an accredited school in Indiana, and have a minimum grade point average of 2.000/4.000. Renewable for total of four annual scholarships. Students must reapply each year. Financial need may be considered. Applications available at www.in.gov/che.

No Application Required

There are a number of Endowed scholarships that are awarded annually by Valparaiso University. They are used to fund the “Valpo Fund Alumni Award” listed in financial aid offers. Students need not make a separate application or request to be considered for these awards.

The amount and number of awards given in endowed scholarships varies depending on the earnings of the established fund.