Zupko Endowed Scholarship

Through the generosity of Dr. Ronald E. Zupko, professor emeritus of history, and Mrs. Kathleen M. Zupko, former MPS elementary school teacher, Marquette is pleased to offer the Ronald E. and Kathleen M. Zupko Scholarship, a four-year scholarship covering full tuition. This scholarship recognizes high-achieving graduates of the Milwaukee Public School system. It is awarded once every four years to talented Milwaukee Public School seniors with demonstrated financial need.

The scholarship is renewable each year of the recipient’s four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program, provided the recipient maintains a 2.0 GPA in freshman year and a minimum 2.5 GPA thereafter. 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 at marquette.edu/financialaid.

Scholarship information

Award amount

  • Full tuition


  • January 15

Selection guidelines

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) in all college-preparatory courses
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Preference is given to graduates of the Milwaukee Public School system


  1. Download the Scholars Programs instructions.
    This packet of materials will guide you through program requirements.
  2. Apply for admission into Marquette.
    You'll need to have a completed application on file to apply for Scholars Programs.
  3. Apply for Scholars Programs online. Using this link, choose "Log in" under Returning User and enter your Marquette Application Account access credentials. (Access information was sent to the email address you used when applying.) Click "Start New Application" to begin.