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 state of the art in 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 five incoming engineering freshmen. 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.

The full-tuition scholarship, including general student fees and lab fees, is renewable each year of the recipient’s four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program provided the recipient remains enrolled in the Opus College of Engineering, in good academic standing and completes the FAFSA annually. The housing and meal plan stipend available freshman year is renewable for the sophomore year only, given the same standing and FAFSA requirements.


Scholarship Information

Award Amount

  • Full tuition (5 awards available)


  • February 1

Selection Guidelines

  • High school senior entering the Opus College of Engineering
  • Priority is given to first-generation students (i.e. neither parent graduated from college)
  • Preference is 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 demonstrate financial need as per the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Net Price Calculator 

You must submit your application for admission to Marquette in order to apply for additional scholarships. Once you have applied, you will find the application for Fall 2023 Scholarships and Scholars Programs on your application status page. 

Application Status Page



Learn more about the Engineering Scholars Program in the Opus College of Engineering.