Supporting promising individuals in financial need. 

Impact Scholarships

Impact Scholarships provide full tuition for 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.

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.

You do not need to be accepted into our Master of Science program to apply for the Impact Scholarship, but the scholarship is only applicable to students seeking a Master of Science in Restorative Practices or Master of Science in Restorative Practices plus Thesis Option. An essay is required to complete the application. Up to six Impact Scholarship will be awarded in mid-August.

Begin your application here.

  • Applications open July 1.
  • The deadline to submit your application is August 1.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 20.

Please Note: All Impact Scholarship recipients must submit their application for admission to the Master of Science degree in its entirety by October 31. Upon acceptance to the degree program, recipients are expected to enroll in the upcoming spring term.

Shawn Suzch Scholarship

The Shawn Suzch Scholarship is awarded annually in April to an IIRP Master of Science degree candidate who demonstrates outstanding spirit and drive worthy of Shawn’s memory. $1,000 in tuition assistance 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.

Graduate Program Information

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


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Ivan Villaseñor Madriz
Impact Scholar, 2020
Ivan advocates for the rights of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children in the United States.