Scholarships & Grants

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 in which require a separate application for consideration.

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!

Diotima Scholarship

The Diotima Scholarship is named in honor of Diotima of Manitea, an ancient Greek female seer who features in Plato’s Symposium. This annual scholarship provides a $2,400 award to a graduate student in the Literature, Language, and the Humanities program who has completed at least 9 credits, maintains a 3.5 GPA, and exhibits financial need. Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing the role of the humanities in his/her life.

Contact Dr. Marguerite Rippy for more information.

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 with 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 with Health Care Management.

2. Completed a minimum of two full semesters by the term of 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 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, professional groups. Some employers offer tuition assistance as well.

Graduate Saints Grant

The Marymount Grant for graduate students is sponsored by the University to make education affordable. All undergraduate students who graduate in December or May from Marymount University will be awarded the $6,000 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 Nursing, Counseling, Physical Therapy, and Forensic & Legal Psychology.

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:

  • Health Care Management
  • Health Promotion Management
  • 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 now using the 2021-2022 Application through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).