Current Students

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.

Applying for the Mother Jerome Schmitt Scholarship

Undergraduate, Yankton campus students who will be a senior in Fall of 2020 and will graduate in May or August of 2021 are welcome to apply at this time. Applications close at 5:00 p.m., February 7, 2020.

  1. Print off the Verification of Requirements form and bring to VPAA and Dean of the College in Bede 229 for verification.
  2. Complete the scholarship application.
  3. Request recommendations from two (2) faculty or staff members.
    • Provide staff members with a recommendation form.
    • Be sure to follow up with persons providing recommendations prior to the deadline to ensure they are submitted before the closing time.
  4. Deliver completed application packet to the Academic Affairs Office, Bede 229, no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2020.