Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Dr. Dorothy Binder Scholarship

Application Deadline:
February 23, 2018
Amount Range:
$1,400 - $2,800
Dr. Meg Carroll

Scholarship Details

The Dr. Dorothy Binder Scholarship is open to admitted graduate students in the Education Department (formerly known as the School of Education). This scholarship is funded by donations in honor of the late Dr. Dorothy Binder, former Education Department faculty member.

The Award

The committee of the Dr. Dorothy Binder Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Education seeks to honor Dr. Binder by helping an admitted Education Department graduate student who possesses the critical qualities of Dorothy, or who has been the recipient of the qualities (excellence, hospitality, compassion, service) of Dr. Binder and is cultivating them in response, to finance a part of a graduate education at Saint Xavier University.

Exact amount of tuition grants depends on available funds from endowments and individual student's account status. Please check with Financial Aid before applying.


  • Applicants must complete the online application form below. Complete applications will include the application form, the essay, two letters of recommendation and a resume. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

  • Applicants must submit a resume.

  • Applicants must submit an essay (double-spaced, one to two pages). Please tell the committee about the qualities (excellence, hospitality, compassion, service) of Dr. Binder that you possess or have experienced, and want to develop in yourself. Include the plans you have for your work in the field of education. Please also tell the committee about your need for financial assistance.

  • Please request that two persons write letters of recommendation for you. One writer should be a faculty member in the Education Department at Saint Xavier University. The other writer should be someone external to the University who knows your professional or volunteer work related to education. The writers should refer to excellence, hospitality, compassion and service in the description of Dr. Binder. The letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the writers to Dr. Meg Carroll at by 5 p.m. on February 23, 2018.

Application Form

Please complete the online application form.