National Merit Scholarship Programs

Marquette offers four-year merit scholarships at $3,000 to three National Merit Finalists beginning with Fall 2021 admits who have registered Marquette as their first-choice college with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. during PSAT registration.

The steps

  1. Apply for admission to Marquette University.
  2. Become a National Merit Scholar.
  3. Indicate Marquette as your first-choice school on the National Merit Scholar form.
  4. Receive the scholarship upon enrolling at Marquette.

The National Merit Finalist scholarship is additive to any other Marquette-sponsored scholarship. It is possible to exceed full tuition with this scholarship award.

Scholarship Information

Award Amount

  • $3,000 beginning with Fall 2021 admits*


  • Not applicable

Selection Guidelines

  • Three National Merit finalists who indicate Marquette as their first choice will receive the award upon enrolling at Marquette.


How do I know if I am a National Merit Scholar?

If you've taken the PSAT examination, you will be notified by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. if you qualify for the award. Only finalists are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship from Marquette.


*Some National Merit Scholarship awards are corporate-sponsored. Corporate-sponsored scholarships less than $2,000 or $3,000 depending on admit year will have the difference supplemented with Marquette scholarship award money for a total of $2,000-$3,000.