Urban Scholars Program
As an urban university, Marquette is committed to educating talented students from its surrounding community and similar urban areas across the country. Inspired by this commitment, the university proudly announces the Urban Scholars Program, providing 10 full-tuition awards to students from Milwaukee-area high schools and Cristo Rey High School in Chicago. These awards will go to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who show great academic promise.
Three of the Urban Scholars awards will be designated to graduates of Cristo Rey High School Chicago. One award will be designated to a graduate of a member high school of the Cristo Rey network (other than Cristo Rey Chicago). Two awards will be designated for students who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Three awards are for students who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Four awards will be reserved for students from Milwaukee-area high schools with special consideration for students who graduated from Nativity Middle School or Notre Dame Middle School.
The Urban Scholars Program award guarantees that a student's state and Marquette gift assistance cover all tuition costs for each year of the recipient's four-year (eight semester) undergraduate program, provided that the student remain in good academic standing. The award is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. For additional program details regarding this award review the applicable Award Information Guide, available from the Office of Student Financial Aid at marquette.edu/financialaid.
- Full tuition
- Feb. 15
- High school seniors from Cristo Rey network high schools and Milwaukee-area high schools
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all college preparatory courses
- Demonstrated leadership in curricular and extracurricular activities
- Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid