Emerging Leaders Academy Fall Scholarship Competition

The University of Mary is holding its Fall Scholarship Competition on select Mondays and Fridays during the month of November. This competition is an amazing opportunity for incoming freshmen who have also been accepted into the university's Emerging Leaders Academy to earn incredible scholarships! See below to register for the date you prefer!

Awards include:

  • An $8,000 annual Trustee Scholarship
  • $4,000 per year Founder's Scholarship
  • Two $2,000 Dean's Scholarships!

We would love for you to be a part of this competition! To compete, you must visit our main campus, write an essay and interview with an Emerging Leaders Academy director. Registration for our upcoming Scholarship Competition opens on September 15th. Please check back at that time to register for a date to compete. In the meantime, you may submit your ELA application. Additional instructions will be sent following completion of your registration.

Eligibility Requirements*

To be eligible, students need to be accepted to the University of Mary and accepted into our Emerging Leaders Academy.

If you are not yet accepted to UMary, please make sure you have sent in your transcripts and test scores to the Admissions Office. To learn more about the Emerging Leaders Academy and to apply, please follow the link below.

Learn about the Emerging Leaders Academy and apply

We hope that you will join us for this competition! The University of Mary is proud to offer a number of scholarship programs to aid students with tuition cost. Ninety-nine percent of University of Mary students receive scholarships or some form of financial aid!

Register below for the Fall Scholarship Competition

Friday, November 3 Registration

Monday, November 6 Registration

Friday, November 10 Registration

Monday, November 13 Registration

Friday, November 17 Registration

Monday, November 20 Registration

*Eligible students for the Fall Scholarship Competition must have a 3.25 GPA and a 21 ACT score to compete.

*Fall Scholarship Competition Awards can be combined with other awards, total scholarship award gifts will not exceed cost of tuition.


If you have additional questions, please contact the University of Mary Admissions office at: [email protected] or 701-355-8030.