Boys & Girls Clubs of America/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 up to 10 full-tuition awards to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who show great academic promise. Special consideration for students who are members of Boys & Girls Clubs of America; graduates of Cristo Rey Network high schools; graduates of Nativity Middle School or Notre Dame Middle School (both in Milwaukee).

The award is renewable each year of the recipient's four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program, provided that the student remains in good academic standing. The award is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. For additional program details about this award, review the applicable Award Information Guide, available from the Office of Student Financial Aid at marquette.edu/financialaid.

Award information

  • Full tuition

Deadline

  • Feb. 15

Selection guidelines

  • High school seniors from Cristo Rey network high schools and Milwaukee-area high schools or be a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 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

Application

  • Review the instruction packet for all requirements before beginning your online application.


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