Marquette University Graduate School Commitment to Diversity


As a Catholic, Jesuit University, Marquette recognizes and cherishes the dignity of each individual. We are committed to this by encouraging the diversity of our faculty, student body, and staff, and by nurturing an atmosphere in which differences can be appreciated, enhancing the Marquette experience and providing for an opportunity for positive growth as we learn from those differences.

Marquette University Graduate School Diversity Fellowships

The Graduate School has established a limited number of Diversity Fellowships to assist qualified graduate students to attend Marquette. These are merit-based fellowships and are designed to recruit and support students who, through their very presence on campus and their participation in academic and campus life, will enrich the experiences of all faculty, staff and students.


The funding package for these Fellowships includes:


These fellowships are for new students and will be awarded at the time of admission. As long as satisfactory academic progress is made, in accordance with our policy for merit-based aid, the awards can be renewed for a total of two years for students in master’s programs, or for a total of four years for recipients in doctoral programs.


To be eligible for one of the Diversity Fellowships, students must:


Application Process for Students

Applicants for admission who want to be considered for the Diversity Fellowship must:


The above steps must be completed by February 15.

Nomination Process for Departments

Each academic department may nominate one applicant for the Diversity Fellowship in accordance with the availability schedule from the Graduate School. Nominations from departments must include:


Nominations from the departments must be submitted to the Graduate School by March 1. They will be reviewed by the Graduate School’s Assistant Vice Provost, Assistant Dean, and Assistant Director for Financial Aid. They will make award recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final award decisions.

Award recipients will be notified by April 1, and they must accept or decline the award by April 15.

Number of Awards/Availability Schedule

In 2009-10, the first term of the fellowship, there was one fellowship made to an incoming master’s degree student, and one made to an incoming doctoral student.

One new master’s award will be made each year, and one new doctoral award will be made as funds become available.


Academic Year
New Masters Award
New Doctoral Award
2016-17 1 1
2017-18 1 0
2018-19 1 0
2019-20 1 1
2020-21 1 1
2021-22 1 0



The program may be expanded in future years if funds become available. Questions can be directed to

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P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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