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 January 31.

Undergraduate 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.

    Students receiving this level of scholarship typically have an average SAT of 1208 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 26 and an average high school GPA of 3.89. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration. Typically transfer students must have a minimum postsecondary QPA of 3.50.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 3.00.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    Marywood University Centennial Scholarships recognize students who typically have an average SAT of 1106 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 24 and an average high school GPA of 3.69. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards; for transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 2.75.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    Deans' Scholarships are awarded to students with an average SAT of 1029 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 22 and an average high school GPA of 3.41. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students,  performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 2.50.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    Marywood University Success Awards assist students who have demonstrated academic ability, with an average SAT of 955 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 20 and an average high school GPA of 3.10. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards; for transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 2.50.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    Marywood University Opportunity Awards assist students who have demonstrated academic ability, typically with an average SAT of 932 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 19 and an average high school GPA of 2.60.  First-time freshmen are eligible for consideration for these awards.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 2.50.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    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.





    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. Incoming freshmen are awarded annually by March 1. Current Maxis-Gillet Scholars may be renewed and upperclassmen are awarded annually by May 1. Contact Campus Ministryto learn more about this opportunity.


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    This is a renewable, need-based grant.  Recipients and award amounts are based on demonstrated financial need.  The FAFSA must be filed each academic year.





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.

    Students receiving this level of scholarship typically have an average SAT of 1208 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 26 and an average high school GPA of 3.89. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration. Typically transfer students must have a minimum postsecondary QPA of 3.50.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 3.00.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    Marywood University Centennial Scholarships recognize students who typically have an average SAT of 1106 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 24 and an average high school GPA of 3.69. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards; for transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 2.75.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    Deans' Scholarships are awarded to students with an average SAT of 1029 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 22 and an average high school GPA of 3.41. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards. For transfer students,  performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 2.50.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    Marywood University Success Awards assist students who have demonstrated academic ability, with an average SAT of 955 (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT of 20 and an average high school GPA of 3.10. Both freshmen and transfer students are eligible for consideration for these awards; for transfer students, performance on the postsecondary level is taken into consideration.

    Recipients of this scholarship must be full-time and maintain an average QPA of 2.50.  The scholarship is intended to support undergraduate studies up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.





    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

    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the american job center network.


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


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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:Postmark deadline is March 15, 2018


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    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.  All application materials must be submitted no later than March 31, 2018.  



    Deadline:March 31, 2018



    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 15, 2018


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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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    Open to seniors who plan on attending an accredited post-secondary school. Students may pick up scholarship applications in their high school Guidance Office after January 1, 2018 or by email from pipercharitabletrust@yahoo.com.

    Preference is given to students from Wyoming, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.  Scholarships are awarded based upon a combination of financial need, academic merit and community service/extracurricular activities and are to be used for matriculation at an accredited higher education institution.



    Deadline:March 16, 2016



    For more information on scholarships, please contact the UNICO National Scholarship Director, Joan Tidona at jntidona@unico.org.  To find a local Chapter, please visit www.unico.org or contact UNICO National at 973-808-0035.


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    Deadline:April 15, 2018