Scholarships & Grants

Marymount Scholarships 

These exclusive Marymount opportunities are for graduate students and are sponsored by the university to make education affordable.

BILT Innovation Grant

The BILT Innovation Grant of $12,000 may be awarded to graduate students who successfully enroll and complete all four required courses for BILT’s Hospitality and Innovation Specialization track.

To apply for this grant, please contact

BILT Super Accelerator Grant

The BILT Super Accelerator Grant of $6,000 may be awarded to current graduate students who are successfully enrolled in a BILT graduate degree + BILT graduate certificate and are pursuing a second BILT graduate certificate. BILT Super Accelerator Grant recipients may be given a $3,000 Grant for their first semester, and the remaining $3,000 grant will be awarded in the last semester of their certificate program prior to graduation.

This grant is not stackable with the Saints Grant. Students enrolled in the Technology Management M.S. and Emerging Technology M.S. programs are ineligible for this grant.

Graduate Saints Grant

All undergraduate students who graduate in December or May from Marymount University will be awarded the $6,000 Graduate Saints Grant.

Eligibility is open to students who maintained an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater, and Marymount alumni with comparable academic standing who are not currently enrolled in graduate-level coursework at the University.

Saints Grant recipients will be given a $3,000 Saints Grant for their first semester, and the remaining $3,000 grant will be awarded in the last semester of their academic program prior to graduation.

All graduate programs are eligible for Saints Grants except for Business Intelligence (DBA), Cybersecurity (DSc), Educational Leadership & Innovation (Ed.D), Medical Sciences, Nursing, Counseling, Physical Therapy, and Forensic & Legal Psychology.

Rita Wong Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is in good academic and judicial standing in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  A current FAFSA must be on file in Financial Aid Office and the recipient should be recommended by a MU DPT faculty advisor.

External Scholarships

Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of a specific type of accomplishment, such as academic performance, leadership, or choice of the academic program, and do not have to be repaid.  Below is an active list of external scholarship opportunities which require a separate application for consideration.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

If you are a Virginia resident who is a full-time student pursuing your first graduate degree in the field of health professions, you are eligible for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG).

Students enrolled in the following programs are eligible:

  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Medical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Counseling

If you meet the criteria for state residency, you may receive assistance for a total of four semesters. Awards are for the fall and spring semesters only. Students receiving full tuition waivers from employers or graduate assistantships are not eligible.

Apply for VTAG through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). The deadline is July 31 of each year.

ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Open to students who are enrolled in or have applied for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic/creative accomplishment as demonstrated by school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a 400 – 600 word essay explaining the student’s inspiration to pursue a professional career in interior design, professional goals, or special areas of interest.

Review the criteria and apply online.

Central Scholarship

Central Scholarship is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships and interest-free loans to Maryland residents pursuing higher education.  Apply here!

Donald Lavanty Scholarship

The Health Care Management Program offers the Donald Lavanty Scholarship to two students annually. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
A. Prospective Student Scholarship

    1. Applicants shall be full-time student status seeking the MSc Health Care Management Program, Dual-degree in Health Care Management.

2. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from a previous University.

B. Returning Student Scholarship

1. Applicants shall be full-time student status seeking the MSc Health Care Management or Dual-degree in Health Care Management.

2. Completed a minimum of two full semesters by the term of the award.

3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

To be considered for this scholarship, the candidate needs to write a one-two pages statement of why they are an ideal candidate to receive this scholarship. The scholarship award will be $500. Submit the essay to Paige MacMorland.
For additional information, contact Dr. Uma Kelekar.


Internet sources, such as can increase your aid options. Other financing options can include private foundations, organizations, and professional groups. Some employers offer tuition assistance as well.

Virginia M. Kincaid Foundation Physical Therapy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to female graduate Physical Therapy students whose mother and father (or if a single-parent home) have an adjusted yearly gross income of less than $50,000 as adjusted by the inflation index. If such a student is not available, the scholarship(s) may be deferred. Recipient(s) nominated by the Director of the Physical Therapy Program based on scholarship criteria; with the Financial Aid Office making the final determination.