A graduate degree can be the bridge from where you are in life today to where you want to be tomorrow. But we understand that going back to school is a big decision, particularly for working adults. Our scholarship opportunities, combined with low tuition costs and the convenience of our evening and online learning programs, help to make your commitment more manageable.

We’ve listed a few of our scholarship opportunities below and encourage you to speak with your admissions representative today to learn about our full listing of scholarships. Now is your time to achieve your educational goals.

Scholarships for Employees of our Business Partners

Thanks to partnerships with certain employers, we grant tuition discounts in the form of scholarships to employees of eligible partners. Ask your admission representative to check if your employer is one of our partners. If so, you may qualify for a scholarship.

Scholarships for Catholic Educators

As part of our commitment to supporting Catholic education, we offer a 33% tuition reimbursement to K-12 educators who are employed full time by a Catholic school or other recognized partner. To learn additional details and determine whether you’re eligible, see our scholarship application.

Scholarship for FOCUS Alumni

Through a unique partnership with FOCUS and the University of Mary, a special scholarship is available only for FOCUS alumni. FOCUS alumni who continue their education with the University of Mary are eligible for a scholarship of:

  • $400 per semester for 5 semesters of graduate study; or
  • $400 per semester for 8 semesters of non-traditional, undergraduate study

In addition to Catholic Philanthropy, the University of Mary offers many undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, all taught with the integration of Benedictine values. To learn more about qualifying programs, please contact our admissions representatives.

Scholarships for Aspiring Counselors

If your undergraduate performance and personal characteristics provide strong evidence of your potential to become an exemplary clinical health, school, or addiction counselor, you can earn a scholarship that pays $1,800 per semester for up to six semesters of evening classes at our location in downtown Bismarck or in our blended learning program.

To learn more and determine your eligibility, see our application.

For Those Who Earned an Undergraduate Degree at the University of Mary

If you are about to complete—or recently completed—an undergraduate degree at the University of Mary, you can qualify for the Next Steps scholarship, granting you one free, graduate-level class in a variety of areas. That’s a 3-credit value worth up to $1,560!

You must enroll in an eligible online or evening graduate program within a specific window of time after receiving your bachelor’s degree. For more information and to determine your eligibility, please contact us today!