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    Scholarship in Our Soul
    "Receiving a scholarship to Marquette was everything to me and my parents." - Djdade, Engineering Student.
  • Undergraduate scholarship recipient walking in Milwaukee
    We are Called to Keep the Promise
    Marquette has a strong history of scholarship giving. Watch Jazzmine's story and consider how you can help.
  • Graduate school scholarship recipient leaning against a window with books
    An Overwhelming Gift
    "Having people invest in me ... completely changed my life"- Jenn, Graduate Student. Read her story.
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    Creating A Pathway to Higher Education
    Scholarship helps make the Marquette experience accessible. Champion scholarship giving for first generation and diverse student populations.

Ignatian Promise Scholarship Initiative-History

At Marquette, commitment to an accessible education is in our foundation. We opened our doors in 1881 to develop leaders for and with others, ready to transform society for the greater glory of God and the well-being of humankind. 

We have delivered on that promise for more than 137 years.

When higher education presented obstacles to access, we overcame them.

  • In 1881, Marquette opened education to children of local immigrants, often the first in their families to attend college.
  • In 1909, we led as the first Catholic university worldwide to admit women.
  • And in 1969, Marquette became one of the nation’s first universities to establish the Educational Opportunity Program, helping low-income and first-generation students from underserved backgrounds.

Now, we must lead again. And we need your help.