Marian University partnering with Archdiocese of Louisville to offer scholarship
INDIANAPOLIS – Marian University, Indianapolis’ only Catholic institution of higher education, is partnering with the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer one area high school senior the opportunity to attend the university tuition-free. The four-year scholarship is valued at more than $120,000.
Marian University will earmark one of the eight full-tuition academic scholarships it awards annually for a Louisville area high school senior. The scholarship will be awarded to a student that commits to the university’s San Damiano Scholars program, which prepares students for leadership positions in the Church. At a minimum, San Damiano Scholars are required to minor in pastoral studies.
To be considered for the scholarship, students must be admitted to Marian University no later than November 1, 2015, and meet the following criteria:
- Submit an application for the full-tuition scholarship by November 30, 2015 (application provided by Marian University to all admitted students who qualify);
- Hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.75;
- Earn minimum test scores of 1200 (Critical Reading and Math portions) on the SAT or 27 on the ACT;
- Demonstrate a record of leadership and community service;
- Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Marian University’s Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship, informed by prayer.
“We want to thank the Archdiocese of Louisville for its commitment to Catholic education and its partnership with us in this initiative,” Dan Conway, Marian University’s senior vice president of mission, identity and strategy, said. “As one of the outstanding Catholic universities in this region, Marian University is dedicated preparing transformational leaders for service to the Church and the world. The Archdiocese of Louisville is deeply committed to the formation of lay leaders, so its assistance in identifying students who can be educated as San Damiano Scholars is greatly appreciated.”
“We appreciate the generosity of Marian University,” Leisa Schulz, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Louisville, said. “The Archdiocese of Louisville has many talented high school graduates who aspire to use their gifts in service of the Church. This scholarship will provide an exceptional opportunity to a deserving student.”
Marian University has achieved significant growth over the past 10 years, in terms of its facilities, endowment and enrollment. It was ranked 16th in the nation in increased enrollment by The Chronicle of Higher Education among private baccalaureate institutions from 2002-2012. Marian University is currently ranked the 24th best college in the Midwest Region by U.S. News & World Report, and #8 in Indiana for “Best Bang for Your Buck” according to Washington Monthly.
For more information about the Marian University scholarship opportunity, visit www.marian.edu/Louisville.