John Paul II Memorial Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the John Paul II Memorial Program. The application deadline has passed for this program. Please contact your admission representative to learn about other opportunities and scholarships.

As a Catholic liberal arts institution seeking to cultivate the Catholic intellectual tradition, Loras College helps form disciples of Jesus Christ who can bring the resources of faith and reason to bear upon their study, service, spirituality, and solidarity with all persons as created in God’s image.  Established shortly after his death in 2005, the Saint John Paul II Memorial Scholarship combines the late pontiff’s love for evangelizing young adults and fostering their active participation in the life of the Church.

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Criteria for receiving the Saint John Paul II Memorial Scholarship at Loras College

The Saint John Paul II Memorial Scholarship is open to Catholic students in undergraduate programs at Loras College.

Deadline for the Saint John Paul II Memorial Scholarship Application is March 1, 2018.

Candidates for the scholarship:

  • would be accepted students at Loras College;
  • would be required to complete our online Pope John Paul Scholarship Application;
  • and would submit a roughly 1000-word, double-spaced, typed, original essay, based upon one of four proposed texts from Saint John Paul II.   Email your essay and any questions to

Requirements for keeping the scholarship:

  • practicing Catholic (regular celebration of the Eucharist);
  • participation in a service trip/experience or 30 hours of approved service  per year;
  • participation in monthly cohort or large-group events;
  • no serious conduct violations.