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Marquette University offering full-ride scholarships for high-achieving, low-income Milwaukee students

Posted at 4:55 PM, Sep 28, 2020

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has expanded one of its scholarship programs so that 40 people can now receive full-tuition, four-year scholarships every year.

Participants must be high-achieving, low-income students from high schools in the Milwaukee area.

Urban Scholars scholarship was founded in 2006 to offer scholarships to graduating seniors "with a history of leadership and service." Since it began, the scholarship has a graduation rate of over 90 percent with a near-99 percent retention rate following the first semester, according to Marquette.

Interested high school seniors should apply for admission to Marquette now and complete the Urban Scholars Program application in mid-October. Urban Scholars has an application deadline of Jan. 15, 2021, for fall 2021 applicants.

The award is renewable each year for up to five years, or 10 semesters, as long as the student remains in good academic standing and annually files for FAFSA. A select number of room and board scholarships are also available, according to the university.

"The expansion of our Urban Scholars Program reaffirms Marquette’s commitment to serving low-income scholars from our city," Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said in a news release Monday.

"Through the Urban Scholars program, students will be provided support and resources within a program that has demonstrated a record of student success, as well as institutional knowledge often missing for first-generation students," according to Lovell.

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