Financial Aid: Scholarships

Marywood University offers a variety of scholarships and grants designed to help students meet the cost of tuition. Scholarship awards are based on the student's academic portfolio presented at the time of admission and are normally considered final as of December 1.

Undergraduate University-Funded Scholarships

    Marywood University President's Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. Marywood University utilizes a number of factors when evaluating admissions applications, including SAT or ACT scores, high school performance, and types of courses completed.





    Marywood University Trustees' Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. Marywood University utilizes a number of factors when evaluating admissions applications, including SAT or ACT scores, high school performance, and types of courses completed.





    Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.





    Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students,  performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.





    Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.





    First-time freshmen are eligible for consideration.





    Sibling Awards are offered to the second member of the same family when two or more dependents are enrolled at Marywood University as full-time, undergraduate students during the same semester(s).  Sibling Awards are also offered to the second member of the same family at the undergraduate level even if the other sibling has entered the graduate portion of their program at Marywood.  But if at any point in time, the graduate student stops out or drops below full-time, the Sibling Award is negated. 

    Two or more siblings enrolled only at the graduate level are not eligible for the Sibling Award.

    Students that receive Personnel Tuition Benefits are not eligible to be considered for the Marywood Sibling Award.





    Talent Awards are made to students who demonstrate outstanding proficiency in

    • music
    • art

    Talent is demonstrated through evaluation of an art portfolio or music audition.  Review dates for evaluation are included on the department web pages.  Recipients of a Talent Award must plan to major in one of these areas at Marywood.  Once awarded, they are renewable for up to eight semesters of full-time undergraduate study.  If a Talent Award recipient changes his/her major to that of one outside of art or music, the Talent Award will be rescinded.





    Marywood University is rooted in a long-standing tradition of service to local, national, and international communities. In addition to providing a variety of service opportunities, Marywood University extends this commitment to community involvement through its Maxis-Gillet Service Award, named in honor of the founders of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother Theresa Maxis, IHM and Father Louis Gillet, CSsR.

    A total of twenty $2,500.00 Service Awards are offered annually to full-time undergraduate students, including up to five first year, full-time undergraduate students who already have demonstrated outstanding service to the community and dedication to sustain that service while enrolled at Marywood. Maxis-Gillet Service Scholars are expected to participate in a minimum number of weekly community service hours and to assume a leadership role in community service activities coordinated through the Campus Ministry/Community Service Office.

    The Maxis-Gillet Service Award is offered on a yearly basis through a re-application process for up to four years. Contact Campus Ministry to learn more about this opportunity.


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    The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to transfer students who are members of this International Scholastic Order of two-year colleges. A minimum transfer QPA of 3.50 is required for consideration for this scholarship as well as an earned associate degree. The student must enroll at Marywood immediately upon graduation from the two-year college.

    Proof of PTK membership is required. This scholarship is renewed if the recipient maintains a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative QPA at Marywood University. Part-time students are not eligible for this award.





Undergraduate Transfer Student University-Funded Scholarships

    Marywood University Trustees' Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. Marywood University utilizes a number of factors when evaluating admissions applications, including SAT or ACT scores, high school performance, and types of courses completed.





    Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.





    Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students,  performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.





    Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.





    The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to transfer students who are members of this International Scholastic Order of two-year colleges. A minimum transfer QPA of 3.50 is required for consideration for this scholarship as well as an earned associate degree. The student must enroll at Marywood immediately upon graduation from the two-year college.

    Proof of PTK membership is required. This scholarship is renewed if the recipient maintains a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative QPA at Marywood University. Part-time students are not eligible for this award.





Outside Scholarships

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    Candidates must be currently enrolled, full-time, in an accredited college or university in the United States, pursuing a degree. The study abroad program must be eligible for credit by the student’s college/university. An applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.

    TO SECURE AN APPLICATION YOU MUST GO THROUGH YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER, DISTRICT, NATIONAL OFFICE OR SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTOR.

    For more information on scholarships, please contact the UNICO National Scholarship Director, Joan Tidona atjntidona@unico.org.  To find a local Chapter, please visit http://unico.org/search.asp or contact UNICO National at 973.808.0035. 




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    Families of Freedom registrants must be dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of 9/11 victims, including airplane crew and passengers; World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors; and relief workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement personnel, that were involved in the rescue efforts.

    Families of Freedom Scholarships are available for children, including those born after September 11, 2001, who enroll in a program of postsecondary study by age 24. (Those children who turn 24 during their course of study must then continue their program of study uninterrupted, with the exception of summer vacations, in order to continue receiving scholarship assistance.) Children must have been born prior to September 30, 2008 to be eligible.




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    • This scholarship is open to all full time undergraduate students attending one of AICUP’s member institutions, who has an extraordinary commitment to community service and who has demonstrated creativity in shaping his/her volunteer activities.

    • Each institution is asked to select one application to submit to AICUP for the competition. Along with the completed applications, students may submit a copy of their transcript, a letter of recommendation, and any other materials that they feel will be helpful to the committee in making their decision. All applications must be signed by the student. Only complete applications will go to the selection committee.


    Deadline:Friday, April 17, 2020



    Separate listings of scholarships by sponsoring organization, citizenship requirements, education level, minimum GPA, deadline, and state/regional award.


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    Deadline:Varies


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    As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.




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    • Graduating high school seniors from a public, private or charter school in Lackawanna County,

    AND

    • Planning to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, preferably one of the following Lackawanna County schools:
    • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY
    • Baptist Bible College
    • Johnson College
    • Keystone College
    • Lackawanna College
    • Pennsylvania State University/Worthington
    • University of Scranton

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    Deadline:May 15, 2020


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    The Kiwanis Club of Scranton provides yearly scholarships to incoming undergraduate students who (1) are Lackawanna County residents, (2) will be attending either Marywood University, the University of Scranton, or Keystone College, and (3) demonstrate both financial need and merit.

    The Kiwanis Club provides the student recipient with $750 per semester for 8 semesters, which is matched by Marywood University, totaling $3,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study.

    Please contact your high school Guidance Office for information. Applications are sent out to the Guidance Offices of local high schools in late January, with an April deadline for applications. Requirements include a completed application, two letters of recommendation, and an essay.



    Deadline:April 2021 Deadline TBD



    The Recipient must be a full-time incoming or current undergraduate student fully committed to Marywood University.

    • The Recipient must have a long-term commitment to serving others in his/her community.
    • The Recipient must have shown successful leadership experience.
    • The Recipient must have a proven moral and high ethical character.
    • The Recipient must be a hard-working student, producing to the best of his/her academic ability.
    • The Recipient must show a demonstrated financial need.

    Recipient must have their legal residence within the nine (9) county territory of Northeastern Pennsylvania: 

    • Bradford
    • Sullivan
    • Columbia
    • Susquehanna
    • Lackawanna
    • Wayne
    • Luzerne
    • Wyoming
    • Pike

    A fully completed Scholarship Application and required supporting materials must be submitted by 5/29/20

    Please email application and all supporting documentation to:

    schmitt@marywood.edu



    Deadline:May 29, 2020



    The following requirements apply to all applicants:

    • Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
    • Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
    • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time).
    • Must participate in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).

    In order to apply for one of the National Scholarships awarded in July, go to NFB Scholarships to complete an application on-line.  Be sure to submit all information, including all supporting documentation outlined in the instructions.  


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    Deadline:March 31, 2020



    You must meet all of these requirements in order to be eligible for admission into the UGSP.

    • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident

    • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America

    • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class

    • Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office


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    Deadline:March 18, 2020


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    The Scranton Area Community Foundation is home to over 50 donor named scholarships, and each has its own eligibility and criteria requirements. Many scholarships target students graduating from specific high schools, some for specific areas of study and others for financial need. Each scholarship is unique according to its donor's wishes, and each offers the opportunity to earn a scholarship for your education.

    To obtain an application for any of the scholarships listed alphabetically below, please contact your high school guidance office, college financial aid office, or other organization listed as part of the Application information that is provided at the end of each scholarship description below. Application packets are distributed to all public and private high schools and colleges by February 15 of each year.

    For any questions, please contact Cathy Fitzpatrick, Grants & Scholarships Manager, at cathyf@safdn.org or (570) 347-6203 extension 301.


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    Colleges and universities receive grants from the Foundation for scholarship aid to women over the age of twenty-five who have earned at least sixty credits towards a bachelor's degree. (The Foundation now permits but does not require recipient institutions to extend Newcombe Scholarships to mature men students who meet the eligibility standards outlined in the Foundation’s policy guiding selection of Newcombe Scholars. Marywood University strives to include men each year as funds permit.)

    Each funded institution is responsible for selection of recipients and scholarship administration according to the Foundation's guidelines.

    Interested applicants should contact Marywood University's Coordinator of Prior Learning and Assessment via email at loriorr@marywood.edu


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    This scholarship is open to all full time undergraduate students attending one of AICUP’s member institutions who are enrolled in a Nursing or Physician’s Assistant program. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Candidates should also be campus leaders and community volunteers.

    Completed applications should be submitted no later than Friday April, 17th.  Applications should be emailed to schmitt@marywood.edu. 



    Deadline:April 17, 2020



    The Roy W. Piper Charitable Trust, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, announces the availability of annually renewable scholarships, beginning for academic year 2020-2021. Fully completed applications will be accepted from high school seniors or those students already attending an accredited higher education institution. Principal preference will be given, but not limited to, to Wyoming, Lackawanna, and Luzerne County students. Scholarships are awarded based upon a combination of financial need, academic merit and community service and extracurricular activities, and are for use of education at an accredited higher education institution.

    Application packages can be obtained from the student’s high school guidance departments within the above counties or by email request to piperscholarship@frontier.com. (Denote “Application request” in the subject line and note code “ST”).





    TFS is a private website that provides free access to one of the largest scholarship databases, including information on financial aid programs and career assessment tools. 




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    Eligibility criteria are as follows:

    • Must be a first-generation student
    • Must be a minority
    • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student attending Marywood during the 2020-21 academic year
    • Other criteria such as leadership, community service, involvement in sports and/or clubs, and other awards received will also be considered

     



    Deadline:April 17, 2020