Indian Missionary Gratitude Scholarship

For more than 20 years, missionary priests from India have been serving with courage and great generosity in parishes in the American state of North Dakota.  With deep gratitude, the University of Mary announces a special scholarship to benefit young men and women from India who are seeking a college education in the United States of America.

The University of Mary will:

  • accept up to 20 qualified and highly-motivated Indian students every year for a scholarship of $20,000 USD (₹ 1,280,000) over eight semesters (3 years).
  • accept up to 30 qualified and highly-motivated Indian students every year for an M.B.A. program scholarship of $2,000 USD (₹ 128,000).

The University of Mary is a world-class Catholic university with prestigious academic programs, especially in management, business, and computer studies.  It is also the least-expensive Catholic university in America, located in a friendly city with low crime, with many opportunities for work and cultural opportunities.

Those who receive the Indian Missionary Gratitude Scholarship will participate in the University’s new Year Round Campus program to complete the degree in 3-years and will live in on-campus housing.

How to Apply

Interested students who have completed their 10+2 education in India may apply for this scholarship by:

  • Completing the online undergraduate application.
  • Submit a written essay (500 words or less) accompanying that application describing the student’s interest in studying in the United States, and specifically at the University of Mary, and
  • A letter of recommendation from an Indian priest who has served in North Dakota, past or present; also acceptable is a letter of recommendation from a bishop in India or the priest in the student’s parish in India.

M.B.A. students from India can choose to study, live, and work at the University of Mary’s primary campus in the city of Bismarck or at our campus in the city of Fargo.

Students accepted to the University of Mary’s MBA program also have the opportunity to participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT). For students to receive CPT, the training (and employment associated with the training) must be an integral part of an established curriculum and directly related to the student’s major area of study. This means that students accepted into our M.B.A. program can obtain work authorization to help fund their education and living expenses.

The University of Mary can help with this process.

How to Apply

Interested students who have completed their 10+2+3 education in India may apply for this scholarship by:

  • Completing the online MBA application.
  • Submit a written essay (500 words or less) accompanying that application describing the student’s interest in studying in the United States, and specifically at the University of Mary, and
  • A letter of recommendation from an Indian priest who has served in North Dakota, past or present; also acceptable is a letter of recommendation from a bishop in India or the priest in the student’s parish in India.

The University of Mary will assist successful candidates with by providing the paperwork necessary to apply for a Student Visa to study in America.