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Back2Beacon Graduate Scholarship

Continue your education at Valparaiso University with the Back2Beacon Scholarship! This scholarship is open to recent Valpo alumni who earned their bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a master’s degree. Undergraduate alumni who apply for the scholarship within 3 years of their graduation date, will be eligible for a 30% scholarship toward tuition to any full-time master’s level on-campus program, excluding the Physician Assistant program, doctoral and online master’s programs.

Become a leader in your field with a Valpo graduate degree.

Back2Beacon Scholarship

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tuition discount

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Valpo graduate alumni nationwide

Scholarship Criteria

  • Valparaiso University undergraduate alumni who have completed a Valpo bachelor’s degree and are pursuing their first Valparaiso University graduate program within 3 years of completing their undergraduate degree. 
  • Must be a Valpo undergraduate alumni enrolling in their first full-time master’s level on-campus program.
  • Excludes the following programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program (OTD), Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT), Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA), Online Master of Public Health (MPH), Online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHCA), and Online Master of Science in Cyber Security.
  • Students must remain in good academic standing to be eligible for the scholarship.

Scholarship Details

  • The scholarship will cover 30% of the tuition rate.  The scholarship is restricted to tuition and does not cover fees or housing.
  • Other institutional awards (including cohort discounts, school/program merit awards, athletics scholarships tuition remission, etc.) cannot be stacked on top of the 30% tuition scholarship.
  • The scholarship does not cover undergraduate prerequisite courses.
  • Continuous enrollment is not required to maintain the scholarship. Should a student step out for a semester, they can retain their scholarship as long as they return to the University within three years of their undergraduate degree completion.

Take the Next Step

  1. Students can submit their application to their selected graduate program at valpo.edu/grad-apply.
  2. Admission decisions are contingent upon meeting program admission requirements and application deadlines. 
  3. The scholarship will be posted to the admitted student’s account after the drop/add period of each term.

Questions? We’re here to help.

Contact our graduate admission team to learn more.