What scholarships or discounts are available?
Marygrove College is committed to attracting qualified students who will thrive in an academic community. Each Fall semester, Marygrove offers a limited number of competitive scholarships to incoming Freshmen and Transfer students. These scholarships are renewable provided the recipient maintains an acceptable cumulative grade point average as outlined in the scholarship contract. Listed below are the requirements for each scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to incoming first-degree students by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. All admitted students are automatically considered for merit based scholarships and no separate application is required. Because students may also be eligible for need based financial assistance through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid, a scholarship candidate should apply for additional financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1st.
Academic scholarships are awarded only to students who will be enrolled at Marygrove College full time (a minimum of 12 credit hours) for the semester for which they are admitted. Scholarships are divided equally over the fall and winter semesters. Incoming first–degree freshman students are offered academic scholarships for up to four years/eight semesters; first-degree transfer students are offered academic scholarships for up to three years/6 semesters (excluding summer semester). Students are required to enroll full time and complete a minimum of 12 credits hours each semester and maintain the minimum GPA as listed in the scholarship award. Students who fall below the requirements for renewal must appeal for reinstatement of their scholarship to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Students may receive more than one scholarship, however, the scholarships cannot be in excess of the cost of a students’ college expenses (tuition, fees, room, board, and books).
Presidential and Trustee Scholarship Awards
Academic scholarships are awarded to new, full time, freshmen and transfers by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. They are based on the student’s grade point average of 3.00 or above at the time of admission to the College. The current scholarship range is $4,700 - $10,500 per academic year. An application for undergraduate admission and all required academic transcripts are required for consideration of these scholarships.
Talent Award – Art, Dance, or Music
Recipients of these awards are determined by the academic departments of each of the three areas of Talent. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required, along with an audition or portfolio review. An acceptable ACT/SAT score is required for high school students, and a minimum of 24 accepted transfer credits are required for transfer students.
All of the above scholarships may not exceed tuition. Scholarships are for the Fall and Winter semester and are equally divided. To maintain the scholarships a minimum 3.0 GPA and enrollment in at least 12 credit hours each semester is required. The awards are for a maximum of 8 semesters for freshmen, 4 semesters for transfers (excluding summer semester). Students who fall below the requirements for renewal after the first year may appeal for reinstatement to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.
If you have questions about scholarships, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 313.927.1240.
In addition to the Marygrove Scholarships and Grants, the college awards several scholarships named to honor a specific individual. These scholarships are not administered by the Office of Admissions. The scholarships, their criteria, and the method of recipient selection follow
The Briggs-Fisher Foundation Scholarship for Urban Leadership
This scholarship is awarded to a full time student with financial need, who is a member of a community traditionally underrepresented in higher education, and who has demonstrated interest in effecting positive change in the Detroit community, with a stated commitment to remain in the Detroit area after graduation.
The Sister Suzanne Fleming, IHM, Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to women who are majoring in the sciences, arts or social justice. Faculty members of the science, art, and social justice departments select their respective recipients.
The Sister John Clement Hungerman Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior who has successfully completed at least 24 credit hours at Marygrove College with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The recipient of the award must also have demonstrated a financial need. A committee comprised of an academic Dean, the Chairperson of the Honors and Academic Review Committee, and the Director of Financial Aid selects the recipient from students nominated by the faculty and administration.
The Maria Kostecke Murphy Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a woman majoring in mathematics. The faculty of the mathematics department selects the recipient.
The Margaret DeSantis Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the sophomore or junior receiving the St. Catherine Medal for academic achievement, leadership and service. The recipient is selected by vote of faculty and administrators.
The DeVlieg Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the English and Modern Languages department to a first, second, of third year student who excels in the study of language and literature.
The Connie Chapper Bernardi Scholarship
This scholarship is given by the religious studies department to an outstanding student majoring in religious studies.
The Krystyna Hogan Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the social science department to a social science major who exemplifies commitment to lifelong learning.
Sister Mary McGrath, IHM Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the education department to a sophomore or junior in child development or early childhood education who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field and who has achieved high academic success.
Sister Rita Killeen, IHM Urban Educational Scholarship
Awarded to a Marygrove undergraduate teacher Education student during his/her junior or senior year who demonstrates strong academic performance and whose commitment to the education of children is made visible through educational service in an urban school.
The Oldani Performing Arts Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the visual and performing arts division to a deserving student who is pursuing a career in the performing arts.
The Hagop and Nevart Vanerian Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Music department to a deserving student pursuing a career in music.
The Helen Wessel Cherniak Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the social work department to a student having strong academic credentials in social work and the potential to make a contribution to their community.
The Sister Christina Schwartz, IHM Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the social work department to a social work major who has demonstrated extensive volunteerism and community service on social justice issues in Detroit.
The Shay Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a returning Marygrove student who has exhibited academic and leadership excellence, and high ethical standards of conduct. The recipient is selected by vote of the faculty.
The College offers several discounts as follows:
Tuition discounts of 5% of total tuition are available when several members of an immediate family (i.e., parents and children) are registered at Marygrove College.
Staff Education Assistance Benefits
All permanent full- and part-time employees of the College are eligible for education assistance benefits. Family members (legal dependents) of employees are eligible for a tuition discount. For more complete information regarding the requirements for these benefits, see the Marygrove College Employee Handbook.
Senior Citizen Grant
Senior citizens (aged 65 or older) are eligible for a 50 percent reduction in tuition costs for undergraduate and graduate courses. When applying for senior citizen grants, students should be prepared to present proof of age. The grant does not apply to courses taken at Consortium institutions and can be applied only to tuition.