Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Adult Scholarships

Lifelong Learners Scholarship

The Office of Graduate and Continuing Adult Education at Saint Xavier University is awarding scholarships to students exemplifying leadership skills that reflect the University's core values. The University's mercy heritage as embodied in its mission statement seeks to educate men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

The Lifelong Learners Scholarship Program assists mature individuals of special promise to achieve their educational goals by securing a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies or Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track degrees.

The scholarship is $2,500 per academic year and will be issued in a two-semester period. The recipient is required to enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours in a semester. Applications are accepted and reviewed in July for fall semester and November for spring semester.

For more information, please contact Mary Carol Pacelli at or 708-802-6203.

Lifelong Learners Scholarship Requirements

Application Deadline

The deadline for fall term applicants is July 15, and the deadline for spring term applicants is November 15. All application materials must be postmarked or received by these dates. Applications received after the deadlines or incomplete packets will not be considered for the current semester.

Scholarship Amount and Selection

The scholarship amount is $2,500 per academic year ($1,250 per semester). The Lifelong Learners Scholarship Fund will issue awards on the basis of academic, professional and personal achievement and application content, to the extent funds are available.

A student can only qualify for only one merit scholarship: the Lifelong Learners Scholarship, the Degree Completion Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship or the Transfer Merit Scholarship program. The student will be awarded the top scholarship for which he/she is eligible; these four awards are not eligible to be awarded simultaneously to the same recipient.

Review Process

A selection committee (a panel of staff and faculty representing Graduate and Continuing Education) will review all applications and make a decision by July 25 for fall applicants and November 25 for spring applicants. Applicants will be notified by mail regarding the status of their application. The scholarship will be awarded through the office of Graduate and Continuing Education. Applications received after the deadlines or incomplete application submissions will not be considered for the current semester.