The Global Scholar award recognizes the importance of diverse world views and international perspectives within the Marquette University community. This competitive award offers full-tuition based on a student’s high academic achievement, demonstrated interest in global perspectives and the student’s potential for providing significant global contributions to the Marquette community. It is awarded annually to up to three talented freshmen international students who will first enroll in the fall semester. Students in all academic fields will be considered.

The scholarship is renewable each year of the recipient’s four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program, provided that the student remains in good academic standing. Global Scholars are expected to initiate and contribute to global engagement activities within the campus and Milwaukee communities each year of the award.

Scholarship information

Award amount

  • Full tuition


  • March 1

Selection guidelines

  • High school senior who will enter Marquette as a freshman (first-year)
  • High school is located outside the United States
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) in all college-preparatory courses
  • Demonstrated leadership in curricular and extracurricular activities
  • International student who will enroll with non-immigrant F-1 visa status


  • Apply for admission into Marquette. You must submit all application material for admission to Marquette University before the March 1 Global Scholar deadline.
  • Required materials
    • Global Scholar application
    • Essay: Marquette's motto is Be the Difference. How will the Global Scholar award assist you in being the difference at Marquette and in the world? (300-500 words)
    • One letter of recommendation: We suggest that the recommendation letter explains your experience with and interest in global issues
    • School activities list or resume
  • Submit your application and all materials/attachments together using the online application form
  • Final candidates may be asked to participate in a video or phone interview

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