Since 1908, the Opus College of Engineering has been uniquely blending professional engineering preparation with a liberal arts education to provide the world with well-balanced leaders in their profession. The college’s mission is to prepare students for successful careers based on a strong ethical and moral foundation, to advance the discipline of engineering, to serve the professional and technical communities, and to contribute to our global society.

The Opus Scholars Award recognizes a combination of outstanding academic achievement, as well as significant need for two incoming engineering freshmen. The award is a full-tuition scholarship to Marquette. It is renewable each year of the recipient’s four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program, provided the student is in good academic standing in the College of Engineering. The award is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. 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

  • Full tuition


  • Feb. 1

General selection guidelines

  • High school senior entering the College of Engineering
  • Must be of the first generation in your family to attend college
  • Priority will be given to students who have participated in organizations that serve low-income youth, such as the Cristo Rey Network and Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Applicant must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Academic guidelines

Although there are no set minimum requirements for this award, successful applicants will have pursued a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, one in which they are challenged and do well.


Application - Deadline for Fall 2019 has passed