Marian University Scholarships, Grants, and Special Programs

Undergrad Scholarships
Undergrad Transfer Scholarships
Grants
Intl. Student Scholarships
Special Programs

Scholarships and grants may be available to students based on academic interest, program participation and affiliations. Students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ may be eligible for additional financial assistance. Speak to your financial aid advisor to explore all the different ways that you can pay for your degree at Marian University.

Marian University is also pleased to support our students through our special programs which may help fund your education.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who enroll full-time in a traditional undergraduate program. Specific scholarship and award information is available from your Admission Counselor.  The information on this page is only a guide.  Scholarships typically renew annually as long as full-time enrollment and a specific GPA are maintained. Merit-based scholarships may only be part of a student’s total financial aid package. Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA to determine if they are eligible for additional funding. Scholarship opportunities may exist through your community involvements, places of employment, and other organizations. If you receive a scholarship from an organization outside of Marian, be sure to notify the Office of Financial Aid in order for the scholarship(s) to be included on your financial aid award.

GPA criteria is based on the high school cumulative grade point average using an unweighted 4.00 grading scale. If multiple ACT/SATs taken, criteria is based on composite “superscore” by averaging the best scores from each subject.

With Test: GPA 3.00 or higher, and ACT 26/SAT 1240 or higher
No Test:  GPA 3.50 or higher

This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

With Test: GPA 2.80 or higher, and ACT 22-25/SAT 1100-1230
No Test: GPA 3.10-3.49

This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

With Test: GPA 2.50-2.79, and ACT 21-25/SAT 1060-1230
No Test: GPA 2.80-3.09

This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

With Test: GPA 2.49 or lower, and ACT 21-25/SAT 1060-1230
No Test: GPA 2.50 – 2.79

This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

With Test: GPA 2.49 or lower, and ACT 20/SAT 1030 or lower
No Test: GPA 2.49 or lower

This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Students graduating from St. Lawrence Seminary High School with a minimum 2.00 GPA are eligible when they enroll at Marian the fall after their high school graduation. This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Students graduating from St. Mary’s Springs Academy with a minimum 2.00 GPA are eligible when they enroll at Marian the fall after their high school graduation. This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Students graduating from a partnership high school with a minimum 2.00 GPA are eligible when they enroll at Marian the fall after their high school graduation. This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher. If a partnership high school is listed on the student’s application, the review committee will automatically assign this award when the value is greater than the merit-based scholarship for which the student is eligible.

 

Partnership High Schools:

  • Any Catholic High School
  • Brookfield Academy (Brookfield, WI)
  • Central Wisconsin Christian (Waupun, WI)
  • College Possible (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Fox Valley Lutheran (Appleton, WI)
  • Holy Redeemer/Young Coggs Prep (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (Jackson, WI)
  • Manitowoc Lutheran High School (Manitowoc, WI)
  • Nobel Network of Charter Schools (Chicago, IL)
  • Sheboygan Lutheran High School (Sheboygan, WI)
  • Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam, WI)
  • Winnebago Lutheran Academy (Fond du Lac, WI)
  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School (Milwaukee, WI)

Graduating high school seniors who attended Badger Boys/Girls State, or a non-WI resident’s American Legion program are eligible. This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Students graduating from high school with a minimum 2.50 GPA, who are also a member of a Wisconsin Boys and Girls Club are eligible. This award renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Undergraduate Transfer Student Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships for transferring students are awarded to students who enroll full-time in a traditional undergraduate program. These scholarships renew annually as long as full-time enrollment and a 2.0 cumulative GPA are maintained. Merit-based scholarships may only be part of a student’s total financial aid package. Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA to determine if they are eligible for additional funding. Transfer students may be eligible for additional scholarships not listed here. Please also review the scholarship section and speak to your financial aid advisor.

GPA criteria is based on the high school cumulative grade point average of all colleges/universities attended. If less than 12 college credits have been earned, the high school GPA may also be taken into account.

Criteria: GPA 3.20 or higher

Awarded to students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree

Grants

Grants for undergraduate students are guaranteed for four years as long as the student maintains a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better and remains a full-time student. Grants are not based on financial need or athletic ability.

Eligibility: Students who apply and are admitted to Marian University prior to November 1st.

Details: If eligibility is verified, the award is automatically included on the acceptance letter. This award may be granted in addition to other scholarships, awards, and discounts. It renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Eligibility: Students who reside in the United States (excluding Wisconsin).

Details: If eligibility is verified, the award is automatically included on the acceptance letter. This award may be granted in addition to other scholarships, awards, and discounts. It renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Eligibility: Students whose relative is/was a member of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes.

Details: Students must include relative’s name and relationship on their admission application. If eligibility is verified, the award is automatically included on the acceptance letter. This award may be granted in addition to other scholarships, awards, and discounts. It renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Eligibility: Students whose relative graduated from Marian University (relationships include sibling, parent, spouse, grandparent or child).

Details: Students must include relative’s name and relationship on their admission application. If eligibility is verified, the award is automatically included on the acceptance letter. This award may be granted in addition to other scholarships, awards, and discounts. It renews each year – provided you are enrolled full-time, make progress toward your undergraduate degree, and maintain a 2.00 GPA or higher.

Eligibility: Students whose relative is currently enrolled full-time in a traditional undergraduate program at Marian University (relationships include sibling, parent, spouse, grandparent or child).

Details: Students must include relative’s name and relationship on their admission application. If eligibility is verified, the Office of Business and Finance will credit each student’s account at the start of each semester. If either family member drops below full-time, even after the start of the semester, neither will be eligible for the discount, at which time an adjustment will be made.

Eligibility: Students who complete a Marian University academic camp.

Details: Students may attend more than one camp and earn an award for each. Marian University maintains a record of students who have attended, and the award is automatically included on the acceptance letter.

Eligibility: Current and new full-time undergraduate students are eligible to receive a tuition discount.

Criteria: As a current student, you already know what Marian University can do for you. Spread the word and encourage others to apply by filling out the REFER-A-FRIEND form. Refer as many friends as you’d like because you are eligible for unlimited refer-a-friend discounts!

You and your friend will BOTH receive a $250 tuition discount after your friend completes an admission application, gets admitted to the University, and remains enrolled in classes past the Add/Drop date.

Processing: The information provided on the form will be verified by the Office of Admission and communicated to the Office of Financial Aid. The current student’s discount(s) will be applied to their following semester tuition bill. The new student’s discount will be applied to their first semester tuition bill.

Definitions: Current Student = Attended Marian University during a previous semester and is currently enrolled to continue attendance. New Student = Attending Marian University for the first time.

International Student Scholarships

International freshman and transfer students are eligible for an International Scholarship of $17,000. Other scholarships related to academic accomplishments may be available in addition to or in lieu of the international scholarship. Scholarships will be presented in the acceptance letter, and are awarded to students who enroll full-time in a traditional daytime undergraduate program. Scholarships renew annually as long as full-time enrollment and a 2.0 cumulative GPA are maintained.

Special Programs

Not only does Marian University provide a quality, values-based education, but we offer a variety of special programs that can assist you in reaching your goals. Marian offers programs that can help students at all levels, whether you are a first-year student transitioning to the college atmosphere, an upperclassman who desires to study abroad, a first generation student needing help meeting specific goals or a single parent returning to school.