Frequently Asked Questions
Which graduate programs qualify for the Rudolph Scholarship?
You can find a list of eligible programs in the Qualifying Graduate Programs section below!
How do I apply for the Rudolph Scholarship?
No separate application is required! All Class of 2021 students who apply to eligible graduate programs will automatically be considered. If you’re accepted to an eligible program, Financial Aid will contact you with more information about the award.
Can I receive the Rudolph Scholarship even if I’m already receiving a scholarship from my graduate program?
Yes, you’re eligible to receive the Rudolph Scholarship even if you’re already receiving a scholarship from your graduate program unless your other scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship.
My tuition costs will be less than $15,000 next year. Am I still eligible for the Rudolph Scholarship?
If your total tuition costs for the year will be less than $15,000, your Rudolph Scholarship will be pro-rated to match the cost of tuition.
If I’m starting an eligible program that extends beyond just one academic year, will my Rudolph Scholarship extend into future academic years?
The Class of 2021 Rudolph Scholarship is a one-year scholarship and will only be available during the 2021-2022 academic year, specifically during Summer Quarter 2021, Autumn Quarter 2021, Winter Quarter 2022, and Spring Quarter 2022. For graduate programs that last longer than one year, the scholarship does not extend to future academic years.
Can I take a gap year and defer my Rudolph Scholarship until the 2022-2023 academic year?
To qualify for the Rudolph Scholarship, students must enroll in their program during the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship cannot be deferred.
I am a Class of 2022 student who will start an eligible joint degree program during the 2021-2022 academic year. Am I eligible for the Rudolph Scholarship?
Only Class of 2021 students are eligible. The Rudolph Scholarship does not fund the last year of undergraduate study.
I am a Class of 2021 student at another university who will be enrolling in a UChicago Master’s or professional program. Am I eligible for the Rudolph Scholarship?
Only students who complete their undergraduate degree at UChicago are eligible for the Rudolph Scholarship.