If you work in an elementary or secondary school in the Archdiocese of
Milwaukee, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship at Marquette that
can pay up to two-thirds of one graduate course per term.
The Catholic Schools Personnel Scholarships were established in 1980 and
are funded by the donations of foundations and individuals who are
interested in strengthening education in Archdiocese of Milwaukee
schools. Students receiving support through the CSPS program agree to
work in an Archdiocese of Milwaukee school for three years after the
completion of their graduate programs.
You are eligible for Marquette University's Catholic Schools Personnel Scholarships if you:
- Are employed in an Archdiocese of Milwaukee school and
- Are admitted to the Graduate School in a master's program,
certification program or non-degree program (provided you are not
currently on probationary status). Non-degree students may receive
support for a maximum of two semesters. Support for non-degree students
is contingent upon the availability of funds. Students who are admitted
to master's or certification programs will hold advantages over
non-degree students and receive priority consideration for the
First-time applicants for the CSPS
If you are a first-time applicant you can't use this online form to apply.
- Meet with the principal of your school to request a letter of
recommendation for admission and CSPS consideration. The letter should
address your academic potential and potential contribution to your
- Receive endorsements from your principal and the superintendent
(or associate superintendent) of schools for the Archdiocese of
Milwaukee (indicated by their signatures on the paper application).
- Apply for admission and the CSPS by the appropriate competition application deadline.
- Submit a paper application rather than the online version of the
form. Remember to include a written statement of your career goals.
Contact the Graduate School or your school office for a paper version of the form. The form can also be downloaded.
Competition application deadlines
A separate application must be submitted for each semester you wish to
be considered. Note: All supporting documents for admission must be
received for new applicants by the appropriate competition deadline.
A committee with representatives from Marquette's Graduate School,
College of Education and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will determine the
recipients of these awards. The committee examines academic records,
students' progress in their programs and the potential contributions to
the schools where applicants are employed. Scholarships and their
amounts are contingent upon available funds. Applicants will be notified
by mail when award decisions are made.
(Complete this online version only if you are admitted to the Graduate School)