Current Students

The Mother Jerome Schmitt Scholarship, honoring Mount Marty University'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 University for the year it is granted, up to 18 credit hours each semester. You also must actively participate in a university recognized club, organization or activity.

Mother Jerome served as president from 1936-1957. She oversaw the construction of 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 Mount Marty. 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 2021 and will graduate in May or August of 2021 are welcome to apply. The application will open later this year. 

  1. Print off the Verification of Requirements form and bring to VPAA and Dean of the University 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.