The Explorer Scholarship

 In the spirit of Jesuit explorer Father Jacques Marquette, Marquette is pleased to announce the Explorer Scholarship.

This scholarship has been established in the spirit of exploration and discovery that was demonstrated by our university's namesake. Seeking to build upon the university's long history of drawing students from all over the United States, the Explorer Scholarship is presented annually to up to 12 high school seniors whose pursuit of exploration and self-discovery has led them to consider Marquette from areas outside of the Midwest.

This scholarship is renewable each semester of a recipient's four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program provided the recipient remain in good academic standing with their respective college. For additional program details about this award, review the applicable Award Information Guide, available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Scholarship information

Award amount

  • $5,000


  • February 1

Selection guidelines

  • Open to students who reside in all states but the following: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin


Follow this link for the 2022-23 Scholarship Application.

Be sure to review the Scholarship & Scholars Program Instructions before beginning the online application.