A scholarship is a form of gift assistance that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students of high academic ability who enroll full-time in an eligible college and are awarded by Marquette and private organizations.

Marquette offers a wide variety of merit scholarships to freshman and transfer students that support the university's mission while recognizing student achievement — excellence in and out of the classroom, commitment to community service, and demonstrated leadership.

Important note: Please be aware that Marquette scholarships are intended to cover tuition expenses only. Therefore, if you receive a full-tuition scholarship from another source (ROTC or any outside organization, etc.), you are no longer eligible for the Marquette scholarship. Likewise, if you receive scholarship aid from all sources (including private scholarships) exceeding your cost of education, your Marquette scholarship and other financial aid will be reduced.

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Freshmen and transfer scholarships

Scholarship opportunities offered to entering freshmen and transfer students include a variety of full-tuition, general and special awards. For more information, visit the scholarship section on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' site.

Graduate/professional scholarships and assistantships

Scholarships and assistantships are awarded by the following schools and programs:

Questions concerning scholarships and assistantships should be directed to the admissions office or dean's office of the school or program in which you plan to enroll.

Private outside scholarships

The Office of Student Financial Aid posts numerous private outside scholarship opportunities. Students should be aware that private outside organizations determine their own application requirements, deadlines and criteria.

How to submit private scholarship checks

See the current listing of private outside scholarships

Scholarship scam alert! Every year there are several scams based on imitations of legitimate foundations, scholarship sponsors, lenders and scholarship search companies. A college education can cost a lot of money and, unfortunately, students and their families often fall prey to such scams while looking for ways to pay for school. Marquette Central provides advice on how to identify scholarship scams, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are scammed.