Scholarship competition fact sheet

Scholarship or award amount

  • $250 to $2,500 (per semester) renewable scholarships

Deadline

  • Various on-campus competition dates

Participants

We anticipate the following student attendance at the competitions:

  • Arts and Sciences, 800
  • Business, 375
  • Communication, 200
  • Education, 100
  • Engineering, 400
  • Health Sciences, 350
  • Nursing, 125
  • Theatre arts, 20

Selection guidelines

  • High school seniors
  • Competitive examinations are given only on the dates listed
  • Exam results are the only criteria for selection
  • Can be added to an Ignatius Scholarship
  • Winners must initially enroll in the college sponsoring the competition (e.g., if you win the business competition you must initially enroll in business for at least your first semester. Later if you change to engineering, your scholarship will remain intact).
  • The competitions are offered only on the Marquette campus, only on the days listed. There are no special examination times nor makeup examinations scheduled. You must be present to compete.

What's on the examination

Although the examinations vary by college, most consist of essay questions, problem solving exercises or mathematics problems. Most likely we'll ask you to defend or refute an essay or article or to provide some unique insight into a problem. View exam content by college.

Participation criteria and rules

  • The scholarship competitions are open to all high school seniors interested in studying at Marquette University.
  • To be eligible to receive one of these scholarships, you must have applied to Marquette by December 1.
  • You may participate in more than one college scholarship competition, if the competitions are held on different days.
  • The competitions are offered only on the Marquette campus, only on the days listed. There are no special examination times nor makeup examinations scheduled.

Selection and awards

  • Winners are selected entirely on the basis of how they perform at the competitions.
  • The winner of a college scholarship must enroll in the sponsoring college to receive the award.
  • Most scholarships are $2,500 for each of eight semesters. See individual college listings for details.
  • The competitions are only held on the days listed on the registration form. There are no special examination times nor makeup examinations scheduled.
  • The final determination of award winners and renewability criteria will be at the sole discretion of Marquette University. All relevant information will be communicated to the award winners.

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