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Saint Luke Pre-Medicine Scholarship

Our Mission

Saint Luke is the patron saint of doctors, surgeons, and students. At Marian University, we offer the Saint Luke Scholarship Program, an academic scholarship established to support highly competitive incoming students in preparation for matriculation into medical schools nationwide.

In addition to financial support, students awarded the Saint Luke Scholarship will participate in co-curricular programming, including shadowing, internships, and workshops. This program is rooted in Franciscan values and a liberal arts tradition, and we are dedicated to training students committed to pursuing a career in holistic healthcare. As such, all Saint Luke scholars will be required to complete a minor emphasizing faith, ethics, or leadership.


As a Saint Luke scholar, we'll help you establish yourself as a future healthcare provider. Both in and out of the classroom, you will have the opportunity to explore many growth opportunities, supporting development as a holistic individual in the Franciscan tradition. Through Participation in these experiences will aid in a successful application to medical schools nationwide:

  • Paid research opportunities: Take advantage of independent research opportunities with many of our skilled faculty, including those in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or our College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Seminar series: Participate in a dedicated seminar series detailing the health professions and timelines for professional school applications.
  • Mentoring: Enjoy a community of pre-med and med school scholars.
  • Shadowing and Internships: Participate in shadowing or receive academic credit for completing an internship in a thriving urban setting.
  • Self-evaluation: Complete a portfolio and periodic self-evaluations as you progress through the program.


  • Saint Luke Scholar Program: This highly competitive provides a pathway for direct admission into the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Students will complete a BS in a STEM field at Marian University, followed by guaranteed admissions to the Medical School upon successful completion of the program. Requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • BS/MS Degree Program: In this pathway, students complete a 4+1 program with a BS in an undergraduate STEHM field followed by a MS in the Biomedical Master's of Science program with research. This pathway gives students outstanding preparation for entry into any future graduate program. Additionally, the MCAT will be waived for students applying to the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Early Decision Path: Here, upon successful completion of the program, students are guaranteed an interview at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and receive a decision earlier in their undergraduate studies.
St. Luke Pre-Medicine Program


  • Be focused on academics and intellectually curious, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Be committed to a career serving others through the health professions.
  • Have a minimum 3.75 GPA for the St. Luke's Scholar or BS/MS Degree pathways.
  • Apply for admission to Marian University by November 15th of your senior year in high school.
  • Complete the Saint Luke Scholarship application no later than December 1st.

Upon review of your application, you will be notified of the next steps in the application process. Once accepted, we'll provide you with more information about student orientation and preparing for fall classes.


As a High School Student:

  1. Sign-up to be recruited for the Saint Luke Scholarship Program
  2. Schedule an official visit to Marian University's campus

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