Review the following instructions carefully. If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact program staff. Candidates from underrepresented groups in graduate studies are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline for the 2021-2023 Trinity Fellows Program:

January 15, 2021



1. Apply to the Marquette University Graduate School/Graduate School of Management for your chosen field of study.  You’ll find complete details regarding your chosen graduate program, application requirements, and on-line application materials below. 

    • Marquette University Graduate School of Management (for Corporate Communication, Economics, Management or MBA) - Online Application
      • Application fee is waived for Trinity Fellows Program applicants.
    • Marquette University Graduate School (all other fields of study) - Online Application
      • Application fee is waived for Trinity Fellows Program applicants.

2. Your Graduate School/Graduate School of Management application will ask if you are appliyng to the Trinity Fellows Program. Click YES. By selecting yes, you will be prompted to complete the Trinity Fellows application requirements as part of your application. Detailed application instructions can be found here.

    • You will be asked to submit the following with your Graduate School/Graduate School of Management application to be considered for acceptance into the Trinity Fellows Program:

        1. Trinity Fellows required information and essays

        2. Resume

        3. Letters of recommendation:

        • Four in total - two service/professional related letters and two academic letters
          • These same letters may also be used to satisfy the letter of recommendation requirements of your academic program and need only be submitted once. Follow the submission guidelines given in your Graduate School/Graduate School of Management application.  Additional details can be found here.

Please note that the Trinity Fellows application deadline of January 15 supersedes the application deadline set by your Marquette University graduate program of choice.



Note that you will receive two separate decisions, one from the Graduate School/Graduate School of Management, and one from the Trinity Fellows Program. Applicants for the Trinity Fellows Program will be notified by the Trinity Fellows office in late March of each year, prior to the start of the program in the fall.



  • For more information about your chosen graduate program:
  • To check on the status of your application:
    • Log-in to your application to see the remaining items in your checklist. Please note application materials that have been recently submitted may not be processed yet.It may take 3-4 business days to process received materials and mark them as received on your checklist.


Trinity Fellows Class

Quick Links


Carolyn Swabek, Director
(414) 288-0637

Alisha Klapps Balistreri, Assistant Director
(414) 288-0260

Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
(414) 288-5473