In 2006, Marquette introduced the Urban Scholars program and brought the first cohort to campus in the fall of 2007. The program offers up to 40 annual, full-tuition renewable scholarships to high-achieving students with a history of leadership and service. We focus on high school seniors from the Milwaukee area and reserve preference for first-generation and/or low-income applicants but are not limited to these parameters. Rooted in Marquette's tradition of increasing access to higher education, the scholarship program continues our emphasis on being inclusive and modeling a more diverse community.