In order to make a contribution to the development of Vincentians in other countries outside of the United States, as well as to experience Vincentian cultural diversity, DePaul University established its International Vincentian Scholarship Program. This program, begun in 2000-2001, provides English Language Academy and graduate scholarships for qualified Vincentian priests and brothers from provinces/vice provinces particularly in areas of the developing world. Beginning in 2006-2007, the university assumed all expenses for the International Vincentians. In return, the dedicated members of the Vincentian family provide religious and ministerial services in various capacities at the university.
The recipients of the Ozanam Scholarship are men and women who have shown their commitment to leading lives of service inspired by St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic Ozanam. To be eligible for an Ozanam Scholarship, applicants must be actively engaged in the work of the Vincentian community as a former Vincentian Volunteer or similar role and be enrolled or accepted in a graduate or professional degree program at DePaul. Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a narrative describing their commitment to justice and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Once accepted to the program, scholars must commit to eight weekly hours of service work to the wider Chicago community.
Established in 2000, the Vincentian Community Service Fellowships (VCSF) are designed to provide graduate level educations for practitioners in non-profit service careers, especially those employed by the Archdiocese of Chicago, organizations sponsored by the Archdiocese or Vincentian organizations. VCSF fellows also participate in a program designed to explore the Vincentian dimensions of their service.