Welcome to Marian University’s 21st Century Scholar Parent Page. Built upon a foundation of support, guidance, and commitment, the Office of 21st Century Scholars at Marian University is dedicated to your student’s success.

Navigating the world of higher education can be complicated. To help you during the process, the Parent Page was created to help answer your questions about being a 21st Century Scholar at Marian University. If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact the Office of 21st Century Scholars at 317.955.6330 or email Tonya Hall, Director of 21st Century Scholars at thall@marian.edu.

21st Century Scholar Tuition Scholarship Application Deadlines

Applicants must complete the admission application and be admitted to Marian University no later than October 15, 2016.

Applicants must complete and submit the Marian University 21st Century Scholar Tuition Scholarship application by October 15, 2016.

Eligible candidates must participate in an individual interview with the director of the 21st Century Scholars Program and other committee members.


The 21st Century Scholar Tuition Scholarship

Marian University offers an academically challenging, life-changing experience. To ensure that students can realize their dreams of such an education, the university awards more than $17 million annually in grants and scholarships. As a 21st Century Scholar, your son or daughter has a unique scholarship opportunity. Funded through a combination of federal, state, and Marian University financial aid, 25 deserving incoming 21st Century Scholars are awarded full-tuition scholarships each year.

Learn more about the 21st Century Scholar Tuition Scholarship, including eligibility, application process, selection and renewal, on our website. You may also directly access the scholarship application.

What Makes Marian Different?

Marian University is committed to the success of Indiana's 21st Century Scholars.  All 21st Century Scholars at Marian University have access to support services, programming, and resources specific to scholars needs.  Spearheaded by a professional staff member, the Office of 21st Century Scholars at Marian University offers support and guidance to scholars as they pursue their educational goals.

Learn more about the programs available to 21st Century Scholars, including mentoring programs, service opportunities, and leadership development, on our website.

Advice From One Parent to Another

  • It’s never too early or too late to start the college search process. Encourage your scholars to visit Marian University’s campus, attend a college fair, or visit with college representatives. You can schedule a Marian University campus visit online.
  • Help your scholar determine what is important to him or her when choosing a college. For some, living on-campus is essential. After all, it means your scholar will have the chance to meet new friends, live independently, and be close to the library for late night study sessions. When talking with your scholar discuss possible majors, extra-curricular opportunities, and overall feel of a campus.  
  • Make sure your scholar is aware that Marian University offers 25 full-tuition scholarships to incoming 21st Century Scholars. This scholarship is competitive and requires students to be accepted to Marian University, complete a scholarship application and participate in an on-campus interview.  You can help your scholar, by proofreading his or her application and offering practice interview questions. 

Helping Hints with the Application

Writing responses to essay questions on a scholarship application can be a daunting task. Offer your support in the following ways.

  • Offer to proofread your scholar's essay responses. The language should be concise and grammatically correct. 
  • Examine content to ensure that the essays showcases your students special abilities, talents, and accomplishments. 
  • Make sure your student has followed the guidelines for the application. This includes deadlines and length requirements. Most importantly, make sure the responses are on topic. 
  • Encourage your scholar!  


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