Receive up to $8,000 towards your education
Supporting those unemployed, laid-off or furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Davenport University's new Launch Scholarship is designed to support individuals who have recently been unemployed, laid-off or furloughed and are looking to finish a bachelor’s degree or earn an advanced degree to enhance their skills. The scholarship provides up to $8,000 for up to 30 credits (prorated) per academic year for up to 4 years.
The Davenport University Career Services Department is also offering career assessments and transition strategies, as well as training for interviews and resume and cover letter development. In addition to this one-on-one training, the university’s career services team will host workshops for these individuals throughout the year.
What are the eligibility requirements?
- Must start classes in the Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 semesters.
- Must be a full-time employee who has been unemployed, laid-off or furloughed after March 1, 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
- Must be a new student to Davenport University
(Anyone who has not taken a Davenport University class in the last 24 months)
Is the scholarship renewable?
Yes, the Launch Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years.
How many credits can I take per year?
The scholarship is prorated and is available for up to 30 credits per year. Should you take a full course load of 30 credits, you’d be eligible for the total $8,000.
Is there a specific date range for eligibility for the scholarship?
Yes, the scholarship eligibility begins on March 1, 2020, for those laid off, furloughed or unemployed due to COVID-19. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2020, and you must start courses in Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 semesters.
Is this scholarship available for part-time or full-time employees?
The scholarship is for full-time employees that have been displaced.
Does this scholarship apply to transfer students?
Yes, this scholarship is available to full-time employees who are transfer students new to Davenport University.
Is this scholarship stackable?
The scholarship cannot be stacked with any other Davenport scholarships but can be stacked with outside scholarships, grants or government funding.
Do I qualify if I work for a business like Uber, Lyft, independent contracting?
This scholarship is only available for full-time employees; independent contractors/1099 positions do not qualify.
How often will paperwork be collected/reviewed for approval of scholarship?
Paperwork is required during the admission process for proof of eligibility. Documentation is only required one time.
How do the students prove eligibility?
Paperwork must be provided from the company that states the student is unemployed, laid off or furloughed.
Are there any program exclusions?
Yes, Occupational Therapy is excluded from this scholarship.
Can I take Professional Development Courses?
Yes, you will receive 20% off any professional development courses.