Scholars Programs

Marymount University provides a unique opportunity for students who are seeking a challenging academic experience. The following programs have specific deadlines, please refer to the website for details or contact Undergraduate Admissions for additional information.

 

Honors Program Scholarship

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The Honors Program is comprised of a diverse community of students seeking academic challenges and opportunities to enhance their college experience. All academic schools are represented within the program, and students from all majors are encouraged to apply to the program. The Honors Program encourages students to become independent, critical thinkers. It challenges them intellectually and promotes academic excellence on campus.

Admission to the program is very competitive. Applicants should have a 3.5 high school unweighted GPA. Submit standardized test scores. Preferred minimum composite (Math and Critical Reading) SAT score of 1200, and/or composite (English, Reading, Math, and Science) ACT score of 26. *Please note, given the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, we will be test optional for Fall 2021. Additionally, all Honors Program applicants must submit TWO letters of recommendation  written by teachers and others qualified to comment on academic performance. One recommendation should speak specifically to a student’s ability to thrive in an Honors Program. The Honors Program has strict deadlines. The entire application must be completed by:

  • November 1 – Spring  Semester Deadline (for current Marymount and transfer students).
  • January 15th – Fall 2021 Semester Deadline (for incoming high-school, transfer, and current Marymount students).

Acceptance to the university, and meeting the minimum Honors Program requirements, in no way guarantees admittance to the Honors Program under any circumstance.

For more information, please contact Admissions@marymount.edu.

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Spirit of Service Award Scholarship

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Marymount University strives to foster in its students a spirit of service to others, a concern for social justice, and a commitment to living in an ethically responsible way. The Spirit of Service Scholarship is open to students who have met high academic standards and have an outstanding record of volunteer service activities in their high school, church, and/or community agencies.

This competitive, renewable $2,500 scholarship is available to students with a record of high academic achievement and extensive volunteer service experience with school, church, or community organizations. Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and must complete 60 hours of community service per semester. The Spirit of Service Scholarship has strict application deadlines and must be completed by:

  • March 1 – Fall Entry

For more information, please contact Admissions@marymount.edu.

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Physical Therapy (PT) Scholars

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This competitive program, open to first-time college students, guarantees admission into the Physical Therapy (PT) doctoral program to a select group of well-qualified incoming freshmen. These students, chosen by the PT Admissions Committee, must meet stringent acceptance and continuation requirements. To be accepted into the program, a student must have

  • a score of 1100 or above on SATs; *Please note, given the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, we will be test optional for Fall 2021.
  • a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above;
  • a high school mathematics and science GPA of 3.5 or above, or its equivalent;
  • 3 years of high school science (chemistry, biology, and physics preferred);
  • 3 years of high school mathematics;
  • 4 years of high school English; and
  • completed the essay portion of the Marymount University undergraduate admissions application.

To continue in the program, a student must

  • maintain an overall GPA of 3.5.
  • maintain a science GPA of 3.5 (A science GPA is defined as the grades received in the prerequisite science courses).
  • demonstrate active involvement in the greater Marymount community.
  • complete 40 hours of observation or volunteer service work in a physical therapy clinical setting, verified by a physical therapist from the clinical setting. These hours may be completed at more than one clinical facility.
  • obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the student’s academic major.
  • maintain communication with PT department faculty liaison.
  • complete Physical Therapy Centralized Application System (PTCAS) online application by the established deadline.

The PT Scholars program has a strict application deadline and must be completed by:

  • March 1 for Fall entry

Decisions regarding general undergraduate admission to the University and admission to the PT Scholars Program are done separately.

For more information, please contact  Admissions@marymount.edu.

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Global Scholars

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The Marymount University Global Scholars Program offers motivated students in all disciplines the opportunity to expand their global perspective through a variety of unique and dynamic intercultural learning opportunities. Global Scholars will explore global issues and develop their intercultural competency through focused coursework, guided research, language proficiency, and global learning experiences. Global Scholars form a distinct community of learners at Marymount. Their exposure to diverse intercultural experiences will help them develop the skills and knowledge needed for success in the global marketplace.

Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by March 1.

For more information, please contact Admissions@marymount.edu.

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Forensic and Legal Psychology Scholars

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If you are interested in the field of Forensic and Legal Psychology and have a strong academic profile, Marymount’s Forensic Scholars Program offers you an opportunity to guarantee your place in the university’s graduate Forensic and Legal Psychology program. While other undergraduates will need to apply to the graduate program, qualifying criminal justice or psychology majors who are Forensic Scholars are exempt from this process. The Forensic Scholars Program is open to a select group of current and incoming transfer and first-year students who are chosen by the Forensic Admissions Committee and must meet stringent continuation requirements.

To be accepted into the program, an incoming first-year student must have:

  • a score of 1170 or above on the SATs or 24 or above on the ACTs;
  • a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or above;
  • completed the essay portion of the Forensic Scholars application addressing their interest and commitment to the field of Forensic and Legal Psychology (500 word minimum)

To be accepted into the program, a transfer or current student must have:

  • a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in all previous/existing undergraduate coursework;
  • an average GPA of 3.5 or above in previous/existing psychology and/or criminal justice coursework;
  • completed the essay portion of the Forensic Scholars application addressing their interest and commitment to the field of Forensic and Legal Psychology (500 word minimum)

To continue in the program, a student must:

  • maintain an overall GPA of 3.5;
  • complete designated criminal justice and psychology courses;
  • complete a forensic-oriented research project and internship;
  • attend at least 2 Forensic and Legal Psychology Department events;
  • attend at least 1 meeting of a Forensic and Legal Psychology MA Course

Interested students are advised to apply as soon as possible. The Forensic and Legal Psychology Scholars Program Application has a strict deadline and must be completed by the end of the first semester of the applicant’s junior year.

For more information, please contact  Admissions@marymount.edu.

 

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Counseling Scholars Program

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If you are interested in the field of Counseling and have a strong academic profile, Marymount’s Counseling Scholars Program offers you an opportunity to guarantee your place in the university’s graduate Counseling MA programs. While other undergraduates will need to apply to the graduate program, qualifying psychology majors who are Counseling Scholars are exempt from this process. The Counseling Scholars Program is open to a select group of incoming first-year and transfer students who are chosen by the Counseling Admissions committee and must meet stringent continuation requirements.

To be accepted into the program, first-year and transfer students must have:

  • a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above
  • declared psychology as their major
  • completed the essay portion of the Counseling Scholars application addressing your interest and commitment to the field of Counseling (500-word minimum)

To be accepted into the program, current students must have: 

  • a college grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or above in their psychology courses
  • completed the essay portion of the Counseling Scholars application addressing your interest and commitment to the field of Counseling (500-word minimum)

To continue in the program, a student must:

  • maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 in their psychology courses
  • complete designated psychology courses
  • complete a counseling-oriented research project and internship
  • attend at least 2 Counseling Department events

The Counseling Scholars Program Application has a strict deadline and must be completed by:

  • March 1 (for incoming first-year and transfer students)
  • End of the first semester of the applicant’s senior year (for current students)

For more information, please contact  Admissions@marymount.edu.

 

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Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship

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Marymount is proud to offer a scholarship to recipients of the Girl Scouts Gold Award.  Marymount will award up to 5, $3,000 one-time scholarships to entering first-college or transfer students that have received the prestigious award from the Girl Scout Association.

The Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship has a strict application deadline and must be completed by:

  • March 1

For more information, please contact  Admissions@marymount.edu.

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