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:

First-time applicants for the CSPS

If you are a first-time applicant you can't use this online form to apply.

You must:

Contact the Graduate School or your school office for a paper version of the form. The form can also be downloaded.

Competition application deadlines

Support for


Application deadline

June 15
Nov. 15
April 15

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, College of Education and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 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

(Complete this online version only if you are admitted to the Graduate School)

First name:
Last name:
Phone (office/day):    
Phone (home):    
Marquette ID: -
Student status
I am admitted to the Graduate School and am working toward a
master's degree in: .
certification in: .
My status is non-degree. 
Financial aid information and career plans
I wish to apply for the scholarship for: fall of
spring of
summer of
Academic plans for this term: 3 credits
6 credits
I am a: Teacher: grade or subject
Administrator (title):
Other (position):
I am employed at the following archdiocese school (include address):
Statement of career goals:
To help us plan future course offerings, please list titles of courses you would like to take at Marquette:
Course No,:
Course No.:
Course No.:

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P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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