Graduate Scholarship Application

2018-2019 Graduate Scholarship Application

Important All material must be submitted by February 14, 2019.

Academic Programs and Departments That Participate in This Scholarship Program

  • Art Department, except Sequential Art Program or Masters with a Masters Program
  • Biotechnology
  • Business and Managerial Science Programs (Online and distance education programs excluded)
  • Communication Arts Department
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Services Administration
  • Interior Architecture
  • Music Department
  • Nutrition Department(Online and distance education programs excluded)
  • Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science

Graduate Scholarship Application Process

1. File a Complete Admissions Application

It is fully expected that each prospective student who is a scholarship applicant will have a complete admissions application on file with the Office of Graduate Admissions by February 14, 2018. The admissions application provides the supporting documentation necessary to evaluate a scholarship application. Acceptance into a graduate program is required in order to receive scholarship funds.

2. Complete the Scholarship Application Electronically

Apply for Scholarship

If you declare full program participation on the scholarship application, you are expected to enroll in a minimum of nine credits in each of the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.  In the event that your program defines full-time enrollment as something other than nine credits and you are awarded a full participation scholarship, you are expected to maintain a full-time credit load as defined by your department.  Full participation students who fail to maintain a full-time credit load will have their scholarship reduced for the semester(s) in question.

If you declare partial program participation on the scholarship application, you are expected to maintain a minimum of six credits in each of the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.  Partial program participation scholarship recipients who fail to meet this requirement in any given semester will have their scholarship rescinded.

Scholarship Essay Requirements

Please type an essay (300-500 words) clarifying the relationship between your life-goals and graduate education at Marywood. Your essay will also be judged on depth of expression and use of the English language. Your essay must clearly address the following areas:

  1. Describe your professional work background and experience.
  2. Describe your community leadership activities. Indicate if a volunteer activity.
  3. Describe any commendations and appreciation awards as well as undergraduate and graduate academic awards and honors.
  4. Describe any special projects, demonstrations, workshops, recitals, exhibits, or whatever may be appropriate to your area to indicate your abilities and interests.
  5. What are your short and long-range career goals and objectives?
  6. What attracted you to your Marywood program as a vehicle for achieving your goals?

If you have any questions about completing these forms, please contact or call the Financial Aid Office at (570) 348-6225.

Additional Information

Students will be notified of the scholarship selection results in late April 2018. Scholarships may only be used to cover graduate tuition costs for the fall and spring semesters.  Scholarships may not be used for summer enrollment.

Students awarded graduate assistantships for the 2018-2019 academic year who accept those positions are not eligible to receive scholarship awards as well.

All scholarship applications from prospective students received after the close of business on February 14, 2018 will be considered as late applications. Marywood University will review these applications on a discretionary, funds available basis. Late scholarship applications from current students and prospective international students will not be funded.

Neither scholarship awards nor assistantship awards are renewed automatically from year to year. It is the responsibility of the student to reapply each academic year.