The Mount St. Mary’s University Service and Justice Scholarship is awarded to five (5) incoming first-year students each year. This scholarship, offered through the Office of Social Justice, celebrates individuals who have distinctive records of service and academic excellence.
Valued at $32,000 ($8,000 per year for four (4) years), students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while at MSMU in order to maintain the scholarship. Applicants must have a high school grade point average of 3.00 or higher combined with a minimum SAT score of 1270 (critical reading and math sections only) or a minimum ACT score of 26.
Recipients will be a part of a community of Service and Justice Scholars who complete an internship with the Office of Social Justice. This involves five (5) hours working within the office weekly, attending various social justice educational events, and continuing to serve the community throughout their undergraduate career.
The Service and Justice Scholarship focuses on the ability and responsibility of each individual to create positive change in the world. The hope of this scholarship is that individuals are able to reflect on what it means to serve and live justly, and to take these lessons with them beyond graduation.
Applicants must complete the scholarship application by February 1.
Applicants must be accepted to the University at the time of application.
Include a Résumé of Service detailing previous experience serving your community.
Write an essay of 500 words or less, on the following question:
There continues to be injustice and inequality in the world today. What issues are important to you, and how would you address them through service?
Students will be notified in March. Please direct questions to Josh Karlheim, Admissions Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.