As an urban university, Marquette is committed to educating talented students from its surrounding community and similar urban areas across the country. Inspired by this commitment, the university proudly supports the Urban Scholars Program, which provides 10 full-tuition awards to academically promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Milwaukee-area high schools and Cristo Rey High School in Chicago. Award winners participate in a variety of academic and extracurricular activities as part of the program.
In alignment with Marquette's mission of a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, the Urban Scholars Program exists to ensure academic excellence, create a sense of community among the scholars, and connect the scholars to campus and its community by walking in and spreading the spirit of dumela. The Urban Scholars Program is rooted in cura personalis and strives to instill the spirit of the magis in its students, preparing them to be men and women for others.
To achieve these goals, the Urban Scholars Program facilitates opportunities for academic excellence, community building, personal development and service to the community.