Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. Dreamers Scholarship

The Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. Dreamers Scholarship is named after Jesuit martyr and former president/rector of the Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" (UCA), one of the most prominent universities in Central America. Ellacuría made significant contributions to “Liberation Philosophy” in Latin America. The scholarship provides partial need-based scholarships to Marquette’s undocumented students and is available for incoming undocumented/DACAmented freshmen. The award is renewable each semester of the recipient's four-year (eight semester) undergraduate program provided the recipient remains in good academic standing with his or her respective college. 

For additional information about the award, please contact Alex Salas, admission counselor, at (414) 288-7005 or alexandra.salas@marquette.edu

For resources for undocumented students on Marquette's campus, visit our Undocumented Student Resource page

Scholarship Information

Award Amount

  • $1,800 (2 awards available)


  • May 1

Selection Guidelines

You are eligible for this scholarship and automatically considered if you:

  • Are an undocumented or DACAmented high school senior
  • Have been accepted and have committed to enrolling full-time in a bachelor's degree program at Marquette University 
  • Have significant unmet financial need
  • Return all required financial aid documents by May 1