Catholic Schools Personnel Scholarship Form

If you work in an elementary or secondary school in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship at Marquette that can pay up to two-thirds of one graduate course per term.

The Catholic Schools Personnel Scholarships were established in 1980 and are funded by the donations of foundations and individuals who are interested in strengthening education in Archdiocese of Milwaukee schools. Students receiving support through the CSPS program agree to work in an Archdiocese of Milwaukee school for three years after the completion of their graduate programs.


You are eligible for Marquette University's Catholic Schools Personnel Scholarships if you:

  • Are employed in an Archdiocese of Milwaukee school and
  • Are admitted to the Graduate School in a master's program, certification program or non-degree program (provided you are not currently on probationary status).
    • Non-degree students may receive support for a maximum of two semesters. Support for non-degree students is contingent upon the availability of funds.
    • Students who are admitted to master's or certification programs will hold advantages over non-degree students and receive priority consideration for the scholarships.

First-time Applicants for the CSPS

If you are a first-time applicant,

You must:

  • Meet with the principal of your school to request endorsement of your graduate plans, as they relate to your work as a teacher or administrator in an Archdiocese of Milwaukee school. Their approval is indicated by their signature on the application.
  • Apply for admission and the CSPS by the appropriate financial aid competition deadline.
  • Submit the application on the back of the CSPS brochure rather than applying online. Remember to include a written statement of your career goals (on the form or as a separate attachment).

The CSPS brochure with application for first-time applicants, can be downloaded here.

Competition Application Deadlines

Support for:
Fall: June 15 (application deadline)
Spring: Nov. 15 (application deadline)
Summer: April 15 (application deadline)

A separate application must be submitted for each semester you wish to be considered. Note: All supporting documents for admission must be received for new applicants by the appropriate competition deadline.

Scholarship Decisions

A committee with representatives from Marquette's Graduate School and College of Education will determine the recipients of these awards. The committee examines academic records, students' progress in their programs and the potential contributions to the schools where applicants are employed. Scholarships and their amounts are contingent upon available funds. Applicants will be notified by mail when award decisions are made.

CSPS Application

Students who are already admitted should reapply for the CSPS on CheckMarq. See Instructions for step-by-step instructions.