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Impact Scholarships

Impact Scholarships provide full tuition for new graduate students who demonstrate promise for greatly impacting their communities. This is a competitive scholarship based on three criteria:

  • Ability to make an impact, based on your commitment to and influence within your community.
  • The community you seek to serve faces hardships, experiences high needs, and/or has historical disadvantages.
  • Demonstrated and expressed financial need to pursue your studies at the IIRP.

To create a relevant field of study we value the experiences and perspectives of international students as well as those within the United States. Studying at the IIRP Graduate School does not require travel and student visas to attend. The IIRP does not offer student visas to the U.S. Our program is designed to allow students to continue their studies from anywhere in the world without disruption.

Applicants must be accepted into our Master of Science program to apply for the Impact Scholarship, but the scholarship is only applicable to new students seeking a Master of Science in Restorative Practices or Master of Science in Restorative Practices plus Thesis Option.

  • The deadline to submit a Master of Science degree application to be considered for the scholarship is June 1.
    The deadline to submit all supporting documents for the degree application is July 31. This process may take an extended time, especially for international applicants. International applicants must complete the process for degree evaluation and, in some cases, language equivalency tests. These applicants are encouraged to begin the process early.

  • The application deadline for Impact Scholarships is October 1. An essay is required to complete the application.
    Applications will be made available to newly admitted students on September 1. Applicants will indicate their interest and need for an Impact Scholarship on the Master of Science degree application.

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by October 15. Up to six Impact Scholarships will be awarded.

Please Note: All Impact Scholarship recipients must submit their application for admission to the Master of Science degree in its entirety by July 31. Impact Scholarship recipients are expected to enroll by November 15 for the following spring term courses.

Shawn Suzch Scholarship

The Shawn Suzch Scholarship is awarded to a student who has already been admitted to the master’s degree program and who demonstrates outstanding spirit and drive worthy of Shawn’s memory. Tuition for one course will be awarded in memory of Shawn, a young man who overcame adversity with courage and determination. The scholarship recipient will also be someone who expresses financial need to support their studies.

The application and further details are available in your Student Portal.

  • Applications open July 1.
  • The deadline to submit your application is August 1.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Our Student Services Department regularly searches for and updates our external scholarship listing. Below is a list of scholarships that may be applicable to those interested in applying to or enrolled in the IIRP Graduate School. These scholarships are all outside of the IIRP, so please contact each scholarship provider for details.

Name Amount Eligibility Applies To
Army Women's Foundation Scholarship $1,000 for Certificate, $3,000 for Master's Applicants must be women who served in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard, or descendants of a women who served. Certificate, Master's
Barbara J. DeVaney Memorial Scholarship Fund up to 10,000 Applicants must be a female-identifying, single mother, widow, immigrant, woman of color, first-generation college student, or survivor of abuse. Master's
BeBold No Essay Scholarship $25,000 Scholarship application is open to all grade levels. Master's
Boomer Benefits Scholarship $2,500 Applicants must be age 50+ and returning to school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Master's
Career Development Grant up to $12,000 Applicant must be a woman age 30-90 who is looking to advance her career, change career, or re-enter workforce. Master's
Cobell Scholarship up to $12,500 Applicant must be a member of a federally recognized tribe with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Certificate, Master's
Dylan's Journey Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Applicants must be students with Neurofibromatosis or any learning disability. Master's
Global Perspectives Scholarship up to $1,000 Applicant must be enrolled in a college program and interested in making an impact on local communities around the world. Master's
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education up to $3,000 Applicants must be women in the U.S. or Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. Certificate, Master's
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans up to $45,000  Applicants must be age 30 or younger and immigrants or children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Master's
Progress of Ideas Scholarship $5,000 Applicant must be in a field of study related to Robert Schalkenbach Foundation's mission. Master's
Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship $1,500 Applicant must be a member of a federally recognized tribe with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Master's
Young Professionals Council Scholarship   Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student attending a college or university in the Lehigh Valley. Master's

Graduate Program Information

If you would like to speak about graduate courses and programs, please contact Student Services.


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James Mureithi
Founder, Youth Promise Centre Kenya
Impact Scholar, 2023

James mentors hundreds of teenagers each year in a leadership skills development program.