Scholarships and Awards

mount Marty offers many opportunities for generous scholarships

You've worked hard to get to college, and we recognize that. Good grades, athletic and musical talent, and even your Catholic faith can all earn you money for college. There are many scholarships for Catholic schools, like Mount Marty, making a private education affordable and valuable. Check out what you might be eligible to receive - you might be surprised how much is available for you! 

Guaranteed Academic Scholarships & Awards

If you're going to be a freshman and have a 2.0 GPA and an 18 ACT/940 SAT or higher, you are guaranteed an academic scholarship. Transfer students with a 2.0 college GPA and GED students with score of 500 (145 old scoring system) are also eligible. Please contact your Mount Marty Enrollment Counselor to determine your scholarship amount.

These guaranteed academic scholarships are renewed each year as long as you remain a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester).

Prestigious Academic Scholarships

You can also receive additional scholarships on top of your guaranteed amount. 

Up to $1,500 on top of Guaranteed Academic Scholarships (honors Saint Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict).

Up to $5,000 on top of Guaranteed Academic Scholarships.

Prestigious Academic Scholarships can be renewed each year if you maintain a certain GPA.

Scholarship/Award GPA
Presidential Scholarship 3.5
Dean's Scholarship 2.0
Scholastica Scholarship 2.0


Other Scholarship Opportunities

You are more than your grades, and Mount Marty Awards scholarships that celebrate your passions and experiences. You can apply for the scholarships below to receive additional support. 

Amount: Variable
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus student or a transfer who is interested in participating in art, band, theatre or choir.
Application: Apply for admission. Student must apply for admission and indicate an interest on their application. Please see Talent Scholarships for more information.

Scholarship Area Amount
Art $500 - $1,000
Band/Instrumental $500 - $1,000
Choir $500 - $1,000
Theatre $500 - $1,000


Amount: Variable
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus traditional student or transfer who will participate in intercollegiate athletics.
Application: Apply for admission and receive a recommendation from a Mount Marty College coach.

Amount: Up to $2,000
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus student or transfer who is Catholic, meets admission criteria, and demonstrate financial need.
Application: Apply for admission and complete the FAFSA.

Amount: Up to $2,000
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus student or transfer who is Catholic, meets admission criteria, with prior participation or experience in church activities and/or volunteer activities. This award requires participation in MMC Campus Ministry programs for renewal.
Application: Apply for admission, submit Application for Catholic Scholarship Awards. Interview is required.

Amount: Variable based on need
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus student or transfer student who demonstrates financial need. Awarded to dependent students living on campus or with parents and to independent students.
Application: Apply for admission and complete the FAFSA. Priority date is October 1.

Amount: $10,000
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus transfer student, this scholarship will replace a guaranteed academic scholarship.
Application: Apply for admission and complete the FAFSA. Priority date is October 1.

Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Freshman, South Dakota residents, 3.0 GPA, financial need.
Application: Special application due by March 22, 2019.
Contact: 1-800-658-4552

Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: High school senior, Sioux Falls Diocese member, financial need
Application: Special application by - March 15, 2019.
Contact: 1-605-668-1545

The Dakota Corps Scholarship covers full-tuition and generally applicable fees through funding from the state of South Dakota, private businesses, nonprofit corporations and matching funds from Mount Marty College. You must compete through an application process and are selected by the Dakota Corps Scholarship Board. You must enroll in a critical need field and agree to work in an area of critical need in South Dakota equal to the sum of the number of years of scholarship received plus one year to fulfill the scholarship obligation. For more information, please visit the Dakota Corps Scholarship website.

You must be a resident of South Dakota at the time of high school graduation, have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and complete high school course requirements commonly known as the Regents Scholar curriculum with no final grade below a C and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship is up to $6,500 for four years if you meet renewal criteria. For more information, please visit the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship website.

The Mother Jerome Schmitt Scholarship, honoring Mount Marty College’s first president, is awarded during a student's senior year and grants full tuition for one academic year and is non-renewable. It covers the cost of tuition at Mount Marty College for the year it is granted, up to 18 credit hours each semester. You also must actively participate in a college recognized club, organization or activity.

Mother Jerome served as president from 1936-1957. She oversaw construction of the Bishop Marty Chapel, Whitby Hall, Marian Auditorium, and a new convent. After serving as prioress for 29 years, Mother Jerome taught German, worked in pastoral care and was a tutor at the college. In 1980, Mother Jerome was named Yankton’s Citizen of the Year. She was a valiant, strong woman respected and admired by people across the state and nation.

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An outside resource is any scholarship, grant or loan not awarded by the government or the school, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist or foundation.

You are required to report any outside resource to the school's financial aid office. If you fail to report an outside resource, you may be required to repay the school or the government all or part of your need-based financial aid package.

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